Michelin’s Bikesphere Projects a Ring of Light for Safety

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The French Tire company Michelin has recently been experimenting with bicycle technology, and their latest gadget is called the Bikesphere. Projecting a circular ring of red light around the moving bicycle, the Bikesphere highlights the safe distance cars should keep around cyclists using laser projection. ¬†According to Michelin:¬†1 in 5 drivers don’t respect a basic distance around cyclists, causing more that 5000 avoidable accidents every year.

When cars approach, the laser projection gets brighter, and a second ring is projected. Sensing daylight, the Bikesphere turns off the laser and acts like a normal headlight. And when darkness falls, the device fires up it’s protective halo. A very smart and potentially life saving addition to your nightly bicycle commute. ¬†Via DesignBoom:

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When a car is near, the Bikesphere projects a double red ring.

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A single ring is projected during normal riding

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