As politicians in New South Wales, Australia, consider plans to license cyclists, an opportunistic designer has submitted his ideas for a helmet with a number plate on it.
With helmet use compulsory Down Under, Toby King’s design would double up as a cycling safety device, with a host of lights and warnings alerting the cyclist to danger.
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The ‘smart hat’ includes a speaker to warn the cyclist when they are riding too close to pedestrians, as well as a visor with its own wiper and mirrors installed.
King presented his concept to Mosman Council, saying: “This is a concept for better road safety. It is not a product or a business, it is a concept design,” he said.
“There are not many features on the current helmets that makes them safe.”
Source: Telegraph (Australia)
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