Riding at night can can be problematic, so when new products surface that can help make night riding safer, we’re all ears.
Chinese researchers in the Department of Industrial Design at Sichuan University have developed a new concept called the Lumigrid. This is a device that attaches to your handlebars which projects an LED grid on the ground in your path, to help you detect uneven road surfaces. Potholes, drains, cracks… basically major obstructions can be identified.
The Lumigrid is able to display the LED grid in 3 modes depending on your style of riding: Regular mode (5.5″ x 7.1″), High Speed (5.5″ x 10.2″) and Team (11.8″ x 7.9″). The way it works is that on a flat even surface, the grid will look intact and smooth, but when it travels over anything unfamiliar, the grid lines will deform to the shape of that obstruction.