Bike travelers do a lot to make motorists notice them.
They whack reflectors on their clothes, get lights on their bikes, and have on neon yellow vests. Now they can utilize turn signals like a car.
Apple began selling Lumos Matrix helmets in its shops and online Wednesday. They arrive in two colors — white and black — and priced at $249.95.
The Lumos Matrix reimagines the purpose of helmets for today’s electric motor scooter and bike riders, co-founder and CEO Eu-wen Ding announces.
“Design is certainly about solving human difficulties, but no one is really glancing at [the commuters’] difficulties,” Ding says. “What the conventional guys are trying to unravel is, ‘How can we earn this extremely lightweight?
How can we make this extremely aerodynamic?’ We are inquiring different questions: ‘How can we prepare a helmet that has a ton of lights, that can be seen from distant away, and that motorists can recognize?’”
In expansion to bright front light, the helmet possesses a 7×11 dot-matrix, an LED panel on its back to signal diversions and brakes to drivers — an upgrade from the fixed display of Lumo’s prior helmets. It also possesses a new sleek, streamlined layout.
Bikers can generate the lights with an easy touchpad that can be fastened to their bike handlebars or an Apple Watch application that automatically observes hand signals.
A mobile application allows users to modify the lights’ brightness and flash regularity; it even gives users a new option to customize the animation showed on the back panel.
All-around, there were more than 800,000 daily bike travelers and more than 84 million rides taken on shared bikes and motors last year in the U.S. alone, as per the United States Census Bureau and the National Association of City Transportation Officials. There is no doubt about the fact that technology is also advancing with time.