“Blaze” Laser Light System Could Usher in Bike Safety
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?