A startup from California got crowdfunded the campaign for a smart motorcycle brake light that can be fitted to any helmet without requiring installation on the bike. The Brake Free system works autonomously, alerting other road users to deceleration, even if the brakes haven’t been applied. The system features brake light on the back of the rider’s helmet, closer to the eye level of most other drivers. It incorporates an accelerometer and gyroscope sensors and works completely independently and is designed with a wide viewing angle of 120 degrees to be visible by any vehicle.
It features a rechargeable battery of 2.600 mAh Li-ion and can work for eight hours. It is weatherproof up to IP64 standards, weighs just 170 g, and requires an area of 162 x 83 mm at the back of the helmet for installation. It secures in place with two neodymium magnets, which in turn stick to the helmet with adhesive mounts. It should fit most helmets in the market. It is expected to become available in April 2018.