Volvo’s reflective bike paint helps cars spot you at night

Volvo Life Paint

Want to feel nervous? Try riding a bike at night alongside a busy road. Even if you’re festooned in lights and reflectors, there’s a real chance that a less-than-attentive driver will smack into you.

Volvo may have a better way to keep cars at a distance, however. Its new LifePaint spray is invisible during the day, but reflects car headlights in the evening. You can coat your bike, your clothing or most anything else and provide a heads-up to motorists, who’ll see bright white as they get close.

It only lasts for 10 days at a time, but you can wash it off – just don’t ride during a heavy rainstorm and you’ll be fine. The biggest challenge is simply getting some cans for yourself.

Volvo is only offering LifePaint in six London- and Kent-area bike shops right now, and availability will depend on how it fares in these test areas.

 

Source: Engadget - Read the full article here

Author: Daily Tech Whip

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