Smart LEDs Increase Bicycle Visibility And Driver Awareness At Night

Smart LEDs Increase Bicycle Visibility And Driver Awareness At Night
Design

Project Aura uses RGB LEDs installed inside bike rims to tell drivers the speed of an oncoming bike. By increasing overall bicycle visibility, the creators hope to decrease the number of collisions.

Yi Chen
  • 22 august 2011

Project Aura, started by Ethan Frier and Jonathan Ota, addresses the safety issues of many urban cyclists when commuting at night. RGB LEDs are embedded in the front and back rims of the bike, powered by a front hub dynamo.

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