HI-VIZ Bike incorporates a laser to create a circle on the ground. The circle is one metre out from the bike. This helps both riders and drivers stay safe on the roads.
HI-VIZ Bike incorporates an indicator system, with indicators at the front and back. This adds to the rider’s safety as the cars will know where they are going.
When cars get too close to your bike, our screen will automatically flash red, using our distance sensor.
HI-VIZ Bike is far from a finished product, we have many things that we would like to add in further iterations.
Riding in Australia
Cycling in Australia is dangerous - we aim to make it safer
Anyone who cycles regularly in an Australian city will tell you about the aggressive drivers and how dangerous cycling feels. Our mother rides to work in Sydney several times a week and has had too many close calls for comfort. We want to make her, and other cyclists, safe.
The government in several States has recognised the problem and made laws that cars must stay at least 1 meter away from bikes. But that's not always obvious.
The High-Viz Bike has a simple aim to tell cars where cyclists are.
Other systems focus on making adding lots of lights to bikes and that's not a bad thing. Our main aim was to warn cars away from bikes more actively.
The High-Viz Bike has a laser line drawn on the road indicating where the 1 meter zone is. It also warns cars as they approach the bike that they are getting too close.
Finally the High-Viz Bike includes an indicator system. This serves three purposes. First it allows the cyclist to indicate without taking their hands off the handle-bars. Secondly it makes clear to cars what the cyslist intends to do. Finally by having indicators like a car or motor-bike it makes the bicycle more like other vehicles on the road and subtly conveys that the cyclist should be given space.