One of the biggest safety challenges for motorcycle riders across the globe is visibility. Motorcycle enthusiasts are often encouraged to wear reflective clothing, but are reliant on their bike’s brake lights to signal other motorists when they’re stopping or slowing down.
While this is what you would expect for every day riding, what some people don’t realize is that the most brake lights on most motorcycles are rarely higher than the hood of a passenger car. If you’re driving anything taller than say a Fiat, it’s likely you cold totally miss a motorcycles brake light, especially in city riding conditions. If you’re in a tall SUV, truck or even semi-truck you may miss them completely.
French startup Cosmo Connected has created a safer brake light, called the Cosmo Moto, for motorcyclists by moving it to the helmet. Well they actually haven’t moved it, they’re adding a secondary brake light for safety, one that’s far more visible.
With the brake light on the back of the helmet it’s more visible because it’s at eye level with most passenger cars. The brake light can be configured for a constant light or flashing to signal that there may be some kind of hazard. The light is specifically designed to fit on most commercially available helmets. The Cosmo Connected brake light can last up to 8 hours in both regular and emergency light modes. Then it easily recharges.
Cosmo Connected also offers a companion motorcycle riders app with GPS location, trip planning and a lot of other safety features designed to help riders across the globe. The app connects to the light itself and can log where it’s been. The app can notify friends and family members if you should ever get into an impact crash or emergency with your exact GPS coordinates.
Cosmo Moto is ideal for night riding, riding in fog and anytime you want to be more visible, which should be all the time. Check out the future of Motorcycle Safety at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, January 9-12th at Eureka Park, booth #52824 and online at cosmoconnected.com