News: Accelerometer brake lights project on kickstarter!

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Vololights alerts drivers behind you to your rate of deceleration whether you are engine braking, downshifting or using brake levers.

WHAT IS IT?

Have you ever wished you could let drivers behind you know you are slowing down by engine braking or downshifting? What if you could indicate not only that you are slowing but how fast?

With Vololights, now you can!

Vololights is a powered license plate frame with it’s own set of bright LED’s. Using embedded intelligence, it measures the deceleration of your motorcycle regardless of how you are slowing down. Deceleration is also perceptible to the driver behind you.

WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT VOLOLIGHTS?

You might have seen other products on the market that flash the rider’s brake lights to draw the eye’s attention. Two major deficiencies of these systems are as follows:

1) Current systems are tied to the foot and handbrake signal only. They do not account for slowing from engine braking and downshifting. Even though you may be decelerating, drivers behind you might not realize this until it’s too late. Vololights overcomes this by physically measuring any type of deceleration.

2) Today’s brake lights are not perceptible. What that means is a driver behind you might see your brakes solid or flashing but they cannot tell whether you are ‘tapping’ on the brakes or slamming on the brakes. Vololights solves this problem by varying it’s rate of flashing with the urgency with which you are slowing.

(via: Kickstarter.com)

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