Lasers Keep Cyclists Safe at Night March 07 2017
New BLAZE Bike Light Uses Lasers to Keeps Cyclists Safe at Night
As bike use rises around the world, cycling injuries and fatalities have increased as well. British design student Emily Brooke was concerned to hear that 79 percent of accidents in the UK occur when bikers are riding at night and are hit by turning vehicles because the driver can’t see the bicycle. So she created a bright green LED bike light called BLAZE that projects a laser image of a bicycle onto the road up to five meters (16.4 feet) ahead of cyclists to alert drivers.