veloloop for bicycles hacks traffic signals by auto-triggering sensors
 
veloloop for bicycles hacks traffic signals by auto-triggering sensors veloloop for bicycles hacks traffic signals by auto-triggering sensors
oct 14, 2014

veloloop for bicycles hacks traffic signals by auto-triggering sensors

veloloop for bicycles hack traffic signals by auto-triggering sensors
images courtesy of veloloop

 

 

 

the ‘veloloop‘ automatically triggers traffic sensors at intersections so that bicycles get detected instead of waiting for a car to prompt the switch. this enables cyclists to set off the tuner themselves, rather than watch vehicles turn in every other direction. by attaching it to the bike, the mechanism works similarly to a car’s as it detects and changes the signal when at a junction.

 


veloploop’s kickstarter campaign video
videos courtesy of veloloop

 

 

 

using a patented circuit, the device runs on very low power so a pair of AAA batteries can power it for over a year.┬áit also features an LED which alerts the rider when the ‘veloloop’ is searching for a sensor and when it has locked on to one. the technology product is live on kickstarter and is seeking funding to deliver its project.

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the patented device

 

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the product attaches onto a bicycle’s frame

 

 


a demonstration of the kickstarter product vs magnets for triggering traffic sensors
  • That is a great idea. I am hopeful that more bicyclists will actually stop at the intersections that end up requiring it.
    It would bring more equality and safety to the bicycle riding public.
    Too many drivers have harrowing tales to tell of almost hitting a cyclist that did not stop at a stop sign or a signal.

    Ron Smith says:
  • Actually, let me rephrase that. The more I think about it I don’t recall the vast majority of cyclists paying any attention to stop signs nor signals.
    Still a great invention!

    Ron Smith says:

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