BMW announced it will make anti-lock brakes standard equipment across its entire lineup starting with the 2013 model year. The German manufacturer became the first to introduce ABS into serial production motorcycles in 1988 and now 25 years later, BMW will be the first to offer ABS across all of its models. BMW has already […]
Vololights: Alerting The Traffic Behind You
From Vectolabs comes Vololights, a deceleration lighting system that warns drivers behind you that your motorcycle is slowing even when not applying your brakes. By using a three-axis accelerometer and microprocessor, Vololights measures deceleration from engine braking, downshifting or braking.
When slowing by way of engine braking or downshifting Vololights flash two times per second and when slowing more rapidly with brake application the system flashes a more intensely five times per second.
Vololights is a license plate frame with embedded LED lights powered by the motorcycle’s 12-volt electrical system. According to Vectolabs, the system is simple to install with no special crimping tools required.
Vectolabs is currently raising development money via Kickstarter.com. So far they’ve raised $23,000 of the company’s $50,000 goal. To find out more and possibly support Vectolabs’ Vololights project visit their Kickstarter page or the company’s website.