LucidBRAKE – a motion-sensing BRAKE light for bikes

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LucidBRAKE –  A highly intelligent, patent-pending bike BRAKE light to help make your world a safer place. Eight ultra-bright LEDs provide multiple-mode awareness along the road, while wirelessly and brilliantly signalling stopping motion to help them keep you out of their accidents! No installation, no wiring, no On/Off switch, no fuss, no worry. Simply press to attach to your bike, helmet, or backpack, then ride.

LucidBRAKE is one of the featured exhibitors at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase. The Inventor Showcase will take place October 10-11, 2015 at the NoCo Maker Faire. You will have a chance to take a look at the LucidBRAKE and many other amazing inventions.

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Fontus – a bottle that turns air into water as you ride your bike

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Fontus, is a “self-filling water bottle for your bicycle.”

Do you always have to constantly stop to refill your water bottle on long bike rides. Kristof Retezár, a student at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria, has come up with a new way to quench your thirst on the go. He has invented a little thing called Fontus, which he calls has invented a little thing called Fontus, which he calls a “self-filling water bottle for your bicycle..”

 

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Schiller X1 water bicycle allows riders to safely ride on water

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Water bicycle

An innovative bicycle designed by Schiller allows people to safely ride on water.  It is the world’s most advanced water bicycle with a responsive steering mechanism, multi-speed drive train, twin propellers, and dual chamber pontoons. (Video and pics)

 

 

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Project Yerka: The world’s first unstealable bike

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Engineering students design a bike that cannot be stolen.

Three engineering students at Chile’s University of Adolfo Ibáñez have designed a bicycle that cannot be stolen. More than a novel idea, Project Yerka solves a very common problem. This innovative cycle will be a game changer.  (Videos)

 

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Bike sales have outpaced car sales in almost every European country

A bicyclist in Pescara, Italy.

Bicycle are outsold new-cars last year in every one of the European countries, except Belgium and Luxembourg. Car sales reached a low point earlier this year. Recent data shows car sales were recovering. The Millennial generation is more interested in bikes than in cars.

 

 

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Copenhagen Wheel will make your bike faster, smarter, and connected

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An MIT SENSEable City Lab  team has developed technology called the “Copenhagen Wheel” that turns regular bikes into electric, connected bikes that are loaded with sensors and transmit a wealth of data.

 

 

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Cardboard bicycle can change transportation habits around the world

Israeli inventor Izhar Gafni holds his cardboard bicycle

Izhar Gafni, an Israeli inventor, says that a bicycle made almost entirely of cardboard has the potential to change transportation habits from the world’s most congested cities to the poorest reaches of Africa.

 

 

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Taga transforms from bike to stroller in 20 seconds

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Taga

Cycling parents usually have to give up their two-wheelers when their first baby arrives, but the Taga could change all that – it’s a a bike that doubles as a stroller! The multitasking bike can be easily switched from a bicycle to a stroller in 20 seconds flat. Designed so that the child is placed in front of you, in between your arms – rather than behind or to your side – the Taga offers an increased level of control and safety for green parents who want to keep their carbon footprint low. (video)

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Compact foldable bike helmet

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Overade foldable bike helmet

Cycling is undoubtedly fun and a great way to keep fit, but we all know it can be dangerous if you don’t take safety precautions — yet so many cyclists still don’t wear their helmets! A common excuse cyclists use is that they are such a pain to carry around, but perhaps this neat fold-up device will encourage more cyclists to protect their heads. (Pics)

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A futuristic bicycle that has the power to read your mind

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With a new concept bike from Parlee Cycles and Toyota “it’s just like riding a bike” takes on a whole new meaning.  The concept bike isn’t like all the others: It possesses the power to read your mind.

 

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Wireless braking system for bicycles

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Professor Holger Hermanns with his prototype wireless bicycle braking system.

Wireless gear-shifting for bicycles has been around for the past few years.  Now someone has developed a wireless braking system. Created by computer scientists at Germany’s Saarland University, the current prototype still looks a little boxy, but it does do away with cables and brake levers. According to computer algorithms that would normally be used in control systems for aircraft or chemical factories, the system should offer 99.999999999997 percent reliability – that means it would fail three times out of a trillion braking attempts.

 

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