WAYV is the wearable bike light with smart indicator system to make cycling safer
 

WAYV is the wearable bike light with smart indicator system to make cycling safer

london-based start-up, WAYV, has an ambition to radically improve road safety with the introduction of a smart wearable bike light, which comes as a harness and helmet adapter. the products have been created to help other road users see cyclists and their intended manoeuvres in low light – when they are at their most vulnerable. at night, hand signals are barely visible and are often performed very briefly to avoid losing control of the bike. the project directly addresses this safety issue with an innovative indication feature.

WAYV is the wearable bike light with smart indicator system to make cycling safer designboom

all images courtesy of WAYV

 

 

WAYV has created a number of products, including a harness that can be worn by cyclists or attached to their backpack. it features over 200 seamlessly integrated LEDs to make the rider bright and visible. front and back indicators allow for better control of the bike as the cyclist’s hands can remain on the handlebars whilst letting traffic and pedestrians know which way they are turning or manoeuvring. the additional ‘X’ tail-light design provides maximum visibility in all weather conditions.

WAYV is the wearable bike light with smart indicator system to make cycling safer designboom

 

 

the WAYV helmet adapter features a flashing indicator on each side of the bright red ‘X’ tail-light. the adapter can be fitted to almost any vented helmet, erasing the need to purchase a specialist one. a wireless remote, fixed onto the handlebars, can be operated by simply nudging the lever up or down to activate both the harness and helmet indicators.

WAYV is the wearable bike light with smart indicator system to make cycling safer designboom

 

 

the products also come equipped with a simple app for smartphones to enhance user experience. it provides notifications about battery levels and allows riders to customise their light patterns (flashing/static). after two years in development, WAYV is launching its kickstarter crowd-funding campaign on 11 march 2019. founder, amit trehan, comments: ‘WAYV has tactically positioned LED lights on the harness to provide maximum visibility in any riding position, as well as turning indicators. no other bike light currently does that. we designed it with commuters in mind, as it can be used with or without a backpack. and with the indicating capabilities, it will be much easier for others to see how you want to turn. this product was created to help not just the cyclists, but all road users.’

WAYV is the wearable bike light with smart indicator system to make cycling safer designboom

WAYV is the wearable bike light with smart indicator system to make cycling safer designboom

WAYV is the wearable bike light with smart indicator system to make cycling safer designboom

WAYV is the wearable bike light with smart indicator system to make cycling safer designboom

WAYV is the wearable bike light with smart indicator system to make cycling safer designboom

WAYV is the wearable bike light with smart indicator system to make cycling safer designboom

WAYV is the wearable bike light with smart indicator system to make cycling safer designboom

WAYV is the wearable bike light with smart indicator system to make cycling safer designboom

 

 

project info:

 

project name: ‘WAYV’

design: WAYV

 

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edited by: lynne myers | designboom

  • Can I use one of these to walk around? I like the way it creates a nice red cross for the vehicles to aim at.
    It doesn’t matter how visible (Xmas tree like) one is on a bike, a truck can still squash your head! And so many bits to fiddle with? Sorry cyclists are not vehicles. I don’t like this attention to the cyclist – what about a truck that can be seen out of?

    C E M

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