These Glowing Bike “Whiskers” Will Protect You From Traffic

June 10, 2014 | Sophie Weiner

Many major cities lack adequate bike lanes, with drivers who are hostile to cyclists. Team Industrial Mimicry at the Biomimicry Student Design Challenge created glowing, moveable “whiskers” that make your bike appear much bigger than it really is, forcing drivers to back the fuck off.

The whiskers, known as the VibraSee, can also move to signal turns, and can expand to their full length for maximum protection. When you don’t need them, they curl around you to take up less room.


(Photos: Industrial Mimicry)