Integrating lights onto a bicycle helmet seems such a simple idea you wonder why no one has yet launched a product into the market.
Innovation in fabric technologies in recent years have produced all manner of breakthroughs in trying to keep us cool and dry while we workout or cycle. Much of the development in this field has focused on moisture management, where fabric materials pulls sweat off the body to keeping clothes dry, but now products are appearing that specifically look to cool parts of the body for an athlete.
We’ve featured a bike lock that is integral to the design of the bike itself on GGB before but a new bike design called the SPiNe has taken the concept a step forward with a much simpler take on the idea.
We’ve had bikes that have been made of wood and bamboo so why not cardboard. Yes you heard correctly, cardboard.
Ok so this phone app we are about to feature below isn’t strictly bike related but it does have relevance to cycle safety if it promotes better driving standards.
We’ve featured some LED light innovations on these blogs before, most recently with our blog on the Aura system that incorporates LEDs into the rims of a bike wheel. These recent innovations have concentrated on making the bike seen at all angles with high intensity lighting.
As anyone who has played Mario Kart on the Nintendo will testify, one of the fun elements of the game is to try and beat your mates’ times in a time trial around one of the courses. A phone app that is currently in beta mode is attempting to mimic this experience by turning your physical ride/run/skate into an interactive video game.
Robotics have come a long way since car maker Honda began its research and development program to create robots capable of interacting successfully with humans in 1986. These days’ robots are autonomous beings with artificial intelligence that can learn and adapt human behaviour. So it should be no surprise that someone has developed a robot to ride a bike.
It can be a hassle carrying that bike lock around but how about a lock that’s disguised as a water bottle.
I think we can safely say the summer is over and as autumn approaches so does more frequent bursts of rain. It is definitely time to get that mudguard put on the bike.