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The makers of the inVIEW helmet gentle hope to lift greater than $US1m to develop an replace of their revolutionary product that not solely signifies when brakes are utilized or a rider slows down on the throttle, but additionally reveals a rider’s intention to show.
Third Eye Design, based in 2009, have introduced they’re producing inView2 and hoping to fund it by means of their first public inventory providing.
Widespread shares value $US5.17 every with a minimal funding of $US248.16. Supporters can make investments by way of bank card, ACH, or wire with funds held in escrow till shut.
Third Eye Design president David Werner says they’ll launch inView2 in North America and Southeast Asia within the second quarter of 2022.
“inView2 will present greater than double the battery life and four-times the brightness,” he says.
“It would have a bunch of recent options together with battery stage indication in our iOS/Android App and an emergency dialling choice that may detect a crash and alert an emergency contact.
“inView2 may even provide extra flexibility because the helmet unit can work at the side of your motorbike or by itself as a stand-alone deceleration brake gentle.
“inView2 was designed by the engineer who designed a number of the well-known merchandise you utilize in your house and on the go and the lens was developed by one of many US’s foremost lens designers. We had an incredible crew.”
David says they’re nonetheless engaged on pricing, however anticipate inView2 (motorbike and helmet unit) will probably be much less that the unique inView whereas inView2 Lite (the upgradable helmet-only product) will probably be about half that worth.
The stick-on bluetooth inVIEW gentle has been obtainable for 3 years at $US249.95, however the present mannequin has been diminished to $US149.95 forward of the brand new mannequin.
It options an accelerometer that prompts the brake gentle even when simply slowing down on the throttle which many riders do.
We are able to’t see why they might be unlawful right here as they don’t exchange the motorbike’s brake lights or indicators.
Nonetheless, Victorian police may take a dim view of this product since they nonetheless consider any addition to a helmet is illegitimate.
Some may assume it is a nice concept because it lifts these necessary lights larger the place drivers usually tend to see them.
It may be an excellent security function with its brake gentle that illuminates when the rider slows down on the throttle, moderately than the brakes.
How inVIEW works
The inVIEW unit has shiny LEDs and is powered by two AAA batteries that they declare will final for months.
Riders get a warning when batteries are low or if there’s a downside with the system.
It snaps on by way of a 3M hook and loop mounting system that Third Eye Design declare is unobtrusive when the unit is just not hooked up and snaps off within the occasion of a crash.
There may be additionally a small transmitter that may be positioned near the rear brake gentle and indicators.
They are saying it attracts “virtually no energy and works on all bikes, together with these with CANBus electrical programs”.