You may remember about 6 months ago when I posted the LightLane concept, which was designed by two Altitude employees, Evan Gant and Alex Tee. Their concept, which involved simulating a bike lane with lasers mounted near the seat, was originally conceived as an entry for the Bicycle Design “commuter bike for the masses” design competition late last year. Though it didn’t win the competition, several of the jury members, including myself, thought the idea was pretty interesting.
Now it appears that Evan and Alex are moving forward with their idea. They have a website where you can see pictures and a video of the prototype in action. You can see in the video that the diode-pumped solid-state green lasers used in the prototype create very sharp and bright lines on the pavement. Take a look…the prototype is really quite impressive.
On the website, they point out that the product is still in development so they “welcome any comments, questions or input you may have”. Let them know if you have any ideas or suggestions as they proceed with the development of this concept.
Personally, I am glad to see the LightLane idea moving forward. Good luck with it guys; I hope I will get the chance to try one when it hits the market.