The 'Helios Bars' Add Super-Smart Functionality to Bicycles

By: Alexander Lam - Published: May 27, 2013 • References: kickstarter and designtaxi
Latching on to any bike, the 'Helios Bars' integrate with bicycles to make them a whole lot smarter. The bars keep you safe on your bike by providing "the world’s first integrated headlight and blinker system for bicycles." However, lighting is not all it does. Each bar has GPS tracking, a speedometer, Google Maps integration and ambient lighting.

The core of the bar's smart features comes from the accompanying iPhone app. The app connects with your bike in order to activate lights and set up lighting colors along with a plethora of other things.

The bar essentially turns your bike into a navigation device by guiding you to your destination. Lights on the bike indicate when to turn and in which direction in order to get you to your destination without looking at your phone.