Project Aura: Bicycle Safety Lighting System

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Ethan Frier and Jonathan Ota, two industrial design students at Carnegie Mellon University are working together to create a safety lighting system for bicycles that allow the rider to be seen even from the side at night. While most traditional lights for bikes only illuminate the rider from either the front or the rear, Project AURA attempts to remedy the remaining areas that aren’t as easily visible from direct side view with their RGB lighting system built into the rim of the wheel.

But it’s not just lights attached to the wheel — Project AURA is a smart LED lighting system that changes from red when slowing down to white when going at cruising speed. Seriously, I’d put this on my bike anyday!

 

Project Aura: Bicycle Safety Lighting System from Project AURA on Vimeo.

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