Newly developed e-bike turn signal set ready for serial production
Velorian GmbH sets signal for more safety for cyclists and starts crowdfunding campaignBerlin, )
Everyone knows the classic turning signal of cyclists: stretch out your arm as far as possible in time. This also means taking your hand off the handlebars and riding one-handed over a longer distance and for a longer period of time, while at the same time looking over the shoulder and having all other road users in view. A real multitasking performance, which often tempts to do without the hand signal. In addition, the classic hand signal loses much of its perception by other road users at dusk, in the dark and in similar poor visibility conditions.
Indicators on the bike: Strong demand especially in urban centers
The idea of the velorian e-bike turn signal set matured on the basis of countless such experiences in the daily cycling routine of an experienced Berlin road user. Behind velorian is Eckehard Bahr, who, as a graduate engineer, was unable to find a previously existing, satisfactory solution for safer turning in the city. „For a long time I have been riding my bike every day in the Berlin area and the need for useful accessories for more safety grew very quickly in me. As a person with an affinity for technology, aspects such as reliability, durability, stability and compliance with legal requirements were important to me, as well as an attractive and discreet appearance.“, describes Bahr.
Suitable features thanks to practice-oriented development
With technical know-how and a lot of experience as input for the development, Bahr has considered all necessary details for the greatest possible practical suitability of the e-bike indicators. The individual components are high-quality, motorcycle-proven mini LED indicators which, in combination with newly developed control electronics and suitable mounting material, fit every e-bike and e-pedelec. The bicycle battery supplies the system with power and the indicator set is also designed in accordance with the applicable road traffic regulations. It can therefore be used as a retrofitted accessory, also as an alternative to the hand signal. The same applies to electric cargo bikes and electric recumbents on which the indicator set can also be mounted. An sound signal for the driver, a warning flashing function or an increased frequency of flashing and sound signals in the event of a defect in one of the turn signals underline the practical suitability of the development.
Getting the turn signal set on the road together
More than three years of ambitious development work have been invested by velorian GmbH in the E-Bike Blinkerset. Thanks to additional funding from the state of Berlin, the first presentations at German bicycle trade fairs in 2019 were able to arouse great interest.
The velorian team is now ready to start series production of the E-Bike Blinkerset and has been calling for support with a crowdfunding campaign since 29 May 2020.
At Kickstarter the project is tendered with all details: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/velorian/velorian-e-bike-blinker-set
Further information about velorian GmbH is available on the homepage: https://velorian.de