Are you interested in boosting your visibility at this time of year? Well, Mavic has come out with an intriguing method to improve visibility when riding at this time of year using nothing but a transparent jacket pocket and a free smartphone app it has developed.
The Vision app transforms a smartphone into an advanced rear light, which is then stored in the transparent pocket in its Vision H20 Jacket.
The Vision app uses the screen to display alternating patterns intended to grab the attention of other road users. It uses the gyroscope and accelerometer that is built into most smartphones to detect when you’re slowing at a junction and display a braking symbol. It’ll also display turn signals as well.
What do you think? Gimmick or useful product? We’re going to download it and give it a whirl.
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.