If you come to London these days, you can admire the special bicycle rental kiosks equipped with laser lights to warn the opposite pedestrian.
According to Slashgear, London mayor Boris Johnson M and the capital traffic management site operated by the British government earlier this week Transport for London and Santander Bank announced plans to equip the luminaires earlier this week. Blaze Laser covers all 11,500 Santander Cycles, bike models. People can rent a bike for as little as £ 2 (about $ 3) at stations with a credit card.
According to Slashgear, London mayor Boris Johnson MP and capital traffic management site operated by the British Government Transport for London (TfL) and Santander Bank announced plans to equip luminaires. Blaze Laser covers all 11,500 Santander Cycles, bicycle models.
Santander Cycles is a self-service bicycle rental service for those on a short journey. People can rent a bike for as little as £ 2 (about $ 3) at the stations with a bank card.
Blaze Laser is a small laser projection device fitted on bicycle handlebars
The Blaze Laser is a small laser projection device fitted on bicycle handlebars. This projection device will shape a small, green bicycle about 6 meters in front of the bike. This notification makes it easy for cars and pedestrians to observe and to see if bicycles are approaching on time.
It is expected that 11,500 Santander Cycles will begin to be installed with Blaze Laser since early 2016. However, the completion is not expected to be announced by the planners. Blaze Laser is largely funded by Santander Bank and was developed by Emily Brooke, CEO, and co-founder of emerging UK startup Blaze, a company that specializes in researching products for urban cyclists.
The laser aims to create a warning sign for people on the road through specific images. Earlier in September, some tests were conducted on 250 bicycles and received much positive feedback from the participants. More than half of the cyclists with laser lights report that they enjoy using these lasers, especially when driving at night.