26 Nov '15, 12pm

Motorcycle Headlight Modulator is a Bright Idea

I ride and ride a lot. Every dry day, light rain and all Winter long. I’ve always like to say “You’re never too old and it’s never too cold for a bad idea” According to a government study called the Hurt Report the predominating cause of motorcycle fatalities is not being seen. You’ll hear every biker say things to the effect of, “ride like you’re invisible, that no one can see you and every car is going to pull out in front of you or side swipe you”. Which is good advice! I’ve read a bit about the psychology/biology of why people think headlight modulators work. Since a lot of this is psychology it’ll be a bit hard to swallow just how factual this all could be, but food for thought anyway. Some state that while we’re driving a car in a place like the USA where there are way more cars to motorcycles, our brains get trained to expect to see something that looks like a car. ...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2015/11/26/motorcycle-headlight-modul...

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