Most motorcyclists will jump at any opportunity to be more visible on the roads. At CES 2017, a global consumer electronics show, Paris-based Cosmo Connected debuted its detachable helmet-mounted brake light, designed to bolster rider safety.
The smart helmet accessory combines a rear brake light with a mobile app that grants motorcycles the same emergency roadside assistance as eCall does for cars. The eye-level brake light can be programmed to act as a normal brake light, illuminating on deceleration, or can be set to blink a constant pattern. Should there be an accident, it sends a rescue call to the nearest emergency response team within three minutes with GPS coordinates and medical information.
Weighing less than seven ounces, the polycarbonate and EPDM rubber case has 12 LED lights and is weather resistant. It clips on and off of a magnetic base affixed to the helmet with 3M double-sided tape. Its lithium polymer battery is good for approximately eight hours on a single charge, and it’s designed to fit the curve of any motorcycle helmet and even some bicycle helmets.
The iOS and Android app can also be used to share road trip information with friends and family who will be notified of the rider’s departure and/or arrival at a destination.
Photography: Cosmo Connected
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