As plainly seen in the video above, POC is attempting to take night ride safety to a whole new level. The Swedish company has partnered with Light Flex Technology to examine new and innovative ways to keep cyclists visible.
The light seen here is what is known as an independent active light as opposed to the traditional passive reflective technology used on most bike apparel. It’s called printed light technology, which can be incorporated into any wearable item to increase visibility. The patented technology is light, flexible, washable, and can be printed on complex shapes without compromising comfort or aesthetics (as long as you are okay with a big glowing circle on your back).
The garment seen here has a swath of luminous dots that emit a bright blue light. It runs on a small rechargeable battery that’s stowed inside a zippered rear pocket. It’s all a product of POC’s in-house team known as POC AID, whose mission includes looking for ways to use digital technology to support rider safety. The vest is currently undergoing testing and remains in the prototype stage with a 2016 launch date.
For more information visit www.pocsports.com.
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