Bicycle Speed Vest

Cyclelicious Shop
Bicycle Lights - Wald Baskets - Dahon - Strida
Loading


IMPORTANT: This content is deprecated. Please visit the new CYCLELICIOUS 2.0.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
By Yokota Fritz



I linked to this yesterday, but this bicycle vest that displays your speed is cool enough for its own post.



This high visibility vest with reflective panels also displays the cyclist's speed with large, lighted numerals. A sensor on the wheels sends the speed data to a small computer, which is programmed to display the speed on electro-luminescent wires sewn into SPEED-VEST.

The whole story at the designer's blog of how they created this project and won a design contest is pretty fun to read.

And Sioux Geonz, I'm sure a bicycle turn signal can somehow be integrated into this.



    IMPORTANT: Please post comments for this article at the new CYCLELICIOUS 2.0 version of this page.
Comments:
I want one! But I want one with some smaller letters at the bottom that say "There, you see, I am NOT going only 5mph; in any case, on this street the speed limit is 25mph. Have a nice day."
 
Hmm, I can see this being very helpful for use with overtaking cars, but I'd be afraid of being pulled over for speeding on downhills.
 
That is a very cool idea.

Jennifer is right too point out that motorists often do underestimate the speed of cyclists on the roads. I just heard someone complaining about a group of racing cyclists taking up the lane while going 10 mph in front of his car. Maybe the group was hogging the road and not letting traffic pass (that is another issue), but 10 mph... somehow I doubt that.
 
Post a Comment



Links to this post:

Create a Link

Blog Widget by LinkWithin Cyclelicious Home




Scotts Valley Cycle Sport

Scotts Valley Cycle Sport Santa Cruz California


YEN

Powered by Blogger

Subscribe to
Posts [Atom]