By Serena Chu
on February 19, 2014 in

Bike Camera Makes Drivers Think Twice Before Antagonizing Cyclists

A bicycle add-on that aims to improve people’s on-road behavior.

The Fly6 is a combination tail light and camera designed to alert drivers of other people on the road, and more importantly, to remind them that their road behaviors are being recorded. Conceptualized by Australian start-up, this add-on device uses flashing lights to guide the driver’s eye to the built-in camera. Fly6 is based on the idea that drivers who are more aware of their on-road behaviors are more likely to be safer drivers.

By incorporating nano technology into this cycling gadget, Fly6 designers Andrew Hagen and Kinglsey Fiegert believe real-time recordings will provide cyclists with proper safety assurances while on the road.

Featuring a rechargeable lithium ion battery, Fly6 can record quality, wide-angled content for more than 5 hours. Data is written on a micro SD card, with 8GB able to record up to two hours continuously.

Fly6 can be found on Kickstarter, and has already proven to be a major success, having met their funding goal with 19 days left of the campaign. Though the early-bird package deals are no longer available, backers can receive a device with a pledge of $129 – shipment is schedule for May. Click here to find out more about the campaign, or check out the video below.

Fly6

Source: Kickstarter

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