Bikes normally are equipped with a head and tail light. But when the cyclist wants to indicate a turn by stretching out the arm to one side, it can be difficult to see this signal in darkness.
The idea of this prototype is to increase safety for cyclists in the dark, especially in rural areas with little to no illumination to the streets.
The movement of stretching out the arm to one side to indicate a turn triggers the LEDs to be switched on. Putting the hand back on the handlebar turns the LEDs off.
This project was developed with Esad Hajdarevic and the Berlin Cyclehack Team of 2017.
Photos by Matthias Grytzka