Kyle McCabe shows off a neat prototype he put together a few years back – a car brake light that gets wider and brighter as more brake force is applied. A simple, yet smart idea we’d love to see go into production vehicles.
At first glance, this gadget looks like just another USB charger for your car’s cigarette lighter outlet. But this smartly-designed device also packs a spring-loaded glass breaker and a seat belt cutter, which can save your life if you’re ever in a car crash.
A waterproof jacket designed to keep cyclists and bikers as visible as possible. Its main body is made of reflective fabric to keep you visible at night. It’s even easier to see than than the Atlas Jacket thanks to its bright green fabric and large red LEDs.
A team of mechanical engineers from BYU have developed a lightweight, foldable shield which can protect multiple law enforcement and emergency personnel from gunfire. Made from 12 layers of Kevlar, it weighs about 40% less than the cumbersome shields used today.
Korean firm ETI Co Ltd. has developed a road barrier that could dramatically reduce the degree of injuries from collisions. The trick is that it helps disperse impacts into rotational energy along its conveyor-like rollers. Though it could send cars flying back into traffic.
It’s a well known fact that vehicular safety standards are much higher in the US and Europe than many places. The IIHS conducted a front overlap crash test to illustrate the dramatic difference between Nissan’s cheapest Mexican sedan, and its cheapest US sedan.
If you ever find yourself or a loved one trapped in a car crash, getting out quickly can spell the difference between life and death. This auto safety tool should be in your glovebox or on your belt loop, with its seatbelt cutter, window punch, LED flashlight, and survival knife.
A set of high tech bike lights that hold in place with powerful magnets. The headlight and rear brake light offer bright turn signals, and the rear light also projects a laser perimeter on both sides of your bike. A power-saving mode adjusts their intensity based on ambient light.
Get the inside skinny on everything your car’s computer knows with this dashboard plugin. This gadget connects with your smartphone to track fuel efficiency, driving habits, engine health, as well as notify you when you’re over the speed limit among other things.
A US Coast Guard-approved, compact and reusable inflatable personal flotation device (PFD). The TD2401 measures just 11″x 4″ when packed. You can trigger its CO2 canister manually or just throw the device into the water, where it will automatically inflate.
Keep yourself safe and keep tabs on your drinking this compact breathalyzer. The DrinkMate fits neatly in your pocket, then plugs into your iOS or Android smartphone, letting you quickly and easily check your blood alcohol level. Save 20% in The Awesomer Shop.
This smartly designed backpack offers features to make bike rides safer. It’s got front and side profile lights, remote-controlled turn signals and an automatic brake light. It’s weather resistant, offers plentiful gear compartments, and can be splayed open for easy access.
A portable, unobtrusive and legal speed trap indicator. Instead of using radar, TrapTap uses location data and input from users to locate speed traps. It flashes red, green or blue depending on the zone or listed trap. You can add locations or turn it off by tapping on it.
Bookman’s rechargeable bicycle lights are visible both straight ahead and from the side, thanks to their curved design. Their silicone strap fits up to 40mm poles. The front light lasts up to 35 hours per charge while the rear light lasts up to 10 hours per charge.