Vololights is a brake lighting system for motorcycles, that illuminates even when the rider is slowing down by downshifting or engine braking
Contained within the Vololights frame are eight red LEDs, a microprocessor, and a 3-axis accelerometer – a white LED also provides continuous illumination of the license plate
The electronics within the Vololights system
California-based engineer Faizal Ali was riding his motorcycle on a San Diego freeway one day and downshifted in order to slow for an exit. Because he didn’t actually apply the brakes, however, his brake light didn’t come on. As a result, the following car almost ran into him. That experience prompted him to partner with Jesse Szynal and designer Fausin Mdisa to create Vololights – it’s a rear lighting system that activates no matter what method the rider is using to decelerate.
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