“Blaze” Laser Light System Could Usher in Bike Safety

Posted on: December 4th, 2012 at 6:18 am by

Dr. Evil would be proud – frickin bikes with frickin laser beams attached to the handlebars. That’s the idea, anyway, behind an intriguing new Kickstarter idea proposed by a UK-based braintrust.

“Blaze” is the name of the proposed laser-LED combo device that aims to “heighten cyclists’ visibility with a combination laser pointer and front-facing strobe light.” It does so by projecting a little green cyclist onto the pavement a few feet ahead of their position. This would theoretically alert motorists of bikers in the blind-spot.

In a rather short time period, Blaze effortlessly exceeded its initial goal of 25,000 GBP (approximately $40,000). And with plenty of time to spare – there’s still eighteen days remaining on the campaign.

Do you think this technology could save bikers’ lives?

[via Mashable]

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  • Pieter Dom

    I already own something similar and, in my opinion, safer and better-looking.
    It’s a laser beam tail light that creates a TRON-like virtual lane. Check it out: http://amzn.to/lasertail