A friend just sent me a link to this interesting bike safety light backpack - looks like a display mounted on the backpack, capable of displaying symbols to show what you’re doing, in addition to providing visibility. Looks cool, but I’m not sure I’d want a glowing green bullseye on my back…
I’d seen something similar recently - a bike-mounted laser bike lane marking system by LightLane Bike. It’s still just a prototype under development by Altitude, Inc., but it looks really promising.
I really like this idea - it’s more than just showing drivers that there’s a bike in front of them, it reserves space for the bike and creates a visible (although virtual) barrier that could help keep cars from encroaching.
And, it’s a frickin' laser. On your bike. Awesome.