In the USA, there are laws in place prohibiting cyclists from riding their bikes on sidewalks. This increases the need for more safety on the roads to protect our bodies and health. Although bike lanes are being created, riding alongside fast-moving cars can be daunting and dangerous for some.
Beyond has created the Classon Smart Helmet to make cycling safer for riders, rain or shine. This water-resistant smart helmet weighs 1.2 lbs., or 580 g. It comes in three sizes, small, medium, and large, and has many safety features. For example, the helmet comes equipped with motion-sensing turn signals: When a cyclist gestures with their hand in the left or right direction, the corresponding turn signal will sense the motion and turn on. Just like with a vehicle, these turn signals notify drivers and other cyclists of the rider’s next move, avoiding potential crashes or other accidents.
Additionally, the helmet senses when bike speed is reduced and automatically activates the brake lights located at the rear of the helmet. Similarly, as the bike begins to move, running lights turn on in the front of the helmet, allowing the cyclist to see ahead of them and other road-users to see them while riding.
Not only does the smart helmet come equipped with lights in both the front and the rear of the helmet, but cameras are also situated on both ends. These cameras can be used to stream first-person point-of-view videos of the bike ride to view for pleasure, or they can potentially save a cyclist’s life. Furthermore, the two 1.2 GHz processors in the helmet will sense if an object is in the cyclist’s blind spots by analysing the video and alerting them. Additionally, with the ability to store up to six hours of footage, cyclists can utilise the video in a legal situation if an accident occurs while they are riding.
The Classon Smart Helmet is compliant with all the regulations in regards to helmet and road safety. After just one hour of charging, the helmet’s 2800Ah battery will last for up to 4 hours to give most riders enough time to protect their head.