Going Going Bike

Nov 042010
 
AirbagCollar

Here at Going Going Bike, we like our bike related fashion but we’re not quite sure what to make of the Hövding airbag collar which doubles as a potential bit of live saving kit.

Designed by Swedes Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin as a university thesis project, the collar deploys an airbag in the form of a hood if its in-built sensors detect a potential head impact. The sensors are able to detect an over-the-handlebars accident, a rear impact, and if the rider falls off the bike sideways.

A company has now been set up to sell the Hövding airbag collar and it is expected to go on sale next year for a price above 400 Euros. Hövding means “chieftain” in Swedish by the way.

Despite extensive testing into the product by the inventors, I’m not sure whether I would trust it, but how about you dear readers?

Click here for a video of the Hövding being tested.

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