People who bike and/or skate regularly mainly on city streets know how hard and important it is to be seen by drivers and pedestrians. Often times people just don’t plain see you or misinterpret your hand signals. Thankfully, a French startup called Cosmo Connected is launching a new multifunction smart light, which magnetically attaches to the back of your helmet. The device is called the Cosmo Bike, and it weighs in at just 80 grams, with a total of 8 LED lights, four red and four yellow, which can be seen from the sides. What makes the device smart is the ability to automatically display turn signals, alongside a deceleration light, like what is found on modern cars, to alert other people that you are slowing down or coming to a stop. There is also a “fall detector” which alerts users and authorities of a potential injury.
The turn signals can be activated automatically through the SatNav app, however, you need to set a predefined route for it to work. However, there is an optional remote control that can be attached to the handlebar of the bike to control the turn signals manually. As mentioned earlier, the Cosmo Bike can detect falls thanks to a slew of sensors linked to the app, which will alert family members of an accident. Users can also subscribe to a service that will also alert emergency services.
The Cosmo Bike will set you back $60 when it arrives in stores sometime in the fall of this year, although the company did not provide specifics for the cost of the remote control.
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