Technological advancements have led to the development of bicycle gadgets that may help keep cyclists safe while on the road or trail. Lacking any exterior protection from their bikes, cyclists may suffer serious injuries or death in the event of a solo accident or collision with a motor vehicle. Therefore, new tech may aim to reduce such wrecks.
Using Technology to Avoid Bicycle Accidents
Bicycle gadgets on the market may help increase the visibility of cyclists and their bikes. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, traffic fatalities involving bicyclists most typically occur between the hours of 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. In the evening and nighttime hours, drivers may have greater difficulty seeing bicyclists.
1. Torch Bicycle Helmet
The Torch bicycle helmet may help cyclists to see and make them more definable to drivers while providing valuable head protection in the event of a crash.
2. Loud Bicycle Horn
Drivers and others on the road will easily hear the Loud Bicycle Horn, helping draw drivers’ attention to cyclists, and thus, prevent bicycle accidents.
A ground mapping system, Lumigrids may help guide cyclists through dark areas, allowing them to see and avoid hazards.
4. Monkey Light Bike Lights
Visible from both sides and shining at 2500 lumens, Monkey Light displays may make it easier for drivers to see cyclists and their bicycles and avoid hitting them, which may result in serious or fatal injuries.
5. Buztronics Wireless Bicycle Turn Signal
The wireless bicycle turn signal lets cyclists signal turns with lights on the rear of their bikes, letting them indicate their intentions without taking their hands off their handlebars.
Easily attaching to the front and rear of bicycles, the Double-O-Light allows cyclists to see clearly ahead and drivers to see them clearly from behind.
7. ICEdot Crash Sensor
Attaching to cyclists’ helmets, the ICEdot crash sensor alerts emergency services if it senses a certain level of impact.
8. Hammerhead Bicycle Navigation
The Hammerhead bicycle navigation system connects to cyclists’ phones and gives them turn-by-turn directions with a series of moving dots.
9. Nathan Light Spur
The Nathan Light Spur attaches to cyclists’ shoes and may help make drivers and others on the road more aware of them.
10. Hövding Airbag Helmet
Deploying on impact, the Hövding airbag helmet may provide valuable protection from head trauma in a crash.