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Late at night, riding down a darkened street, a biker can easily disappear from a distracted driver’s line of sight.Bike lanes are often nonexistent or simply ignored.
But what if bikers could create their own brightly-lit lanes as they ride?
One new design, called the Bike Zone, projects lights a meter away from the bike, giving drivers an obvious way to stay at a safe distance.
The light also works as a flashing turn signal.
Another recent design projects two red lights along either side of the bike, creating a more literal bike lane.
The Xfire safety light is visible even in the glare of headlights and streetlights.
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The idea isn’t brand-new; another team of designers worked on a similar prototype called LightLane a few years ago.But the LightLane never made it to market. Here’s hoping the new designs may be widely adopted and help save some lives.