Ottawa staff and some city councillors are testing out a new bicycle helmet that incorporates lights, including turning signals and brake lights.
In addition to having regular lights for night time riding, there are also brake and signals lights on the back of the helmet. The signal lights are activated by a remote switch on the handlebars, but the brake light comes on automatically when the helmet senses that the cyclist is decelerating. The helmet’s battery is rechargeable with a micro USB connection.
The City of Ottawa ordered 12 of these helmets before they became available to the public, and are now testing them out with 7 staff and 5 councillors. Although Lumos is currently in discussion with other cities, Ottawa is the first one to test out these helmets.
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