Dynamic Bicycle Safety

Project Statement: The Dynamic Bicycle Safety System aims to provide a way to provide instantaneous and backup power to cyclists, with a full set of semi-automatic safety lights including a headlight, rear visibility light, brake light, and turn signals.

Problem Statement: Avid bicycle riders sacrifice many conveniences offered by cars, and the simplicity of most modern bike systems offer few measures to ensure rider safety. Approximately 40%-60% of bicycle-related injuries and fatalities happen during the nighttime hours, which is a serious safety concern for the 12.4% of the US population who cycle on a regular basis and the 37.5% of potential cyclists we surveyed who stated that they would cycle more regularly if bicycling was safer. Front and rear lighting systems help reduce accident rates, but can be unreliable and difficult to install. To improve the reliability of bicycle safety features and integrate additional safety features into one comprehensive system, a friction-controlled generator with two rechargeable batteries can be used to power the prototype system.

System Picture:

Team members:

Samantha Braun - Samantha is a 5th year Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering student who utilized her experience in circuit design, power systems, and mechanical design in this project. She will be working as a Hydrogeneration Engineer at PG&E after graduation. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samanthabraun15/ 

Sonali Goyal - Sonali is a 4th year Electrical Engineering student who utilized her experience in circuit simulation and PCB layouting in this project. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonali-goyal/ 


Roey Marcus - Roey is a 5th year Bioengineering student and Electrical Engineering minor who utilized his experience in embedded systems design, sensors, and analog electronics in this project. Following graduation, he will be working as an embedded systems engineer for HiViz LEDs. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/roey-marcus/ 


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