If you're a cyclist, apart from wearing high-visibility clothing and using lights, there's not a whole lot you can do to keep yourself safe on the roads at night. Thanks to Michelin Spain's new innovation there's now something you can buy to keep yourself a lot safer, dubbed the Bikesphere, it's an orb that sits neatly between your handlebars, using lasers to project an unmissable ring of light around the rider that highlights the safety distance that cars must bear in mind when overtaking a bicycle.
Michelin Spain states that 1 in 5 drivers do not respect the distance you should be keeping to on the roads, causing more that 5000 avoidable accidents every year, and the Bikesphere will dramatically improve this. Such a good example of a simple, technological innovation that could improve a lot of lives.
Let us know what you think in the comments, and if you want to find out more head to Michelin's Spanish site.
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