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Automatic turn signals and brakes

by Richard Masoner

Sue in Chambana, Illinois wants more lightning and turn signals for her bike. This cyclist jacket idea with a brake light on the back and turn signals in the arms might do the trick. See the video below to see this jacket in action.


Found via Cycle Dog.

 
The Chariot Summer Sale - 2013

3 Responses to “Automatic turn signals and brakes”

  1. Mike in Florida says:

    I think that’s great. One wonders how it will hold up to laundering, but it’s a good idea.

  2. Quinn says:

    I think I will wait for some long term reviews, especially at that price.

    Back when I was a kid (20 yrs ago) I had a set of seat-post-mounted, battery-powered turn signals, anyone know where to get them now?

  3. Matt says:

    Interesting idea, but I think the implementation needs some work. The use of color splotches doesn’t to me communicate the cyclist’ intent very well. I think the jacket achieves improved visibility well (except that it appears to be a dark color), but may not work effectively as a signaling device due to using non-standard symbols. Stick with what people know and already understand like arrows, red octagons, green circles. Faster flashing too.

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