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CES 2017: Cosmo Connected Brake Light

SpeedX wasn’t the only company at CES 2017 bringing smart technology to the world of two wheels. At CES Unveiled, we got a look at the Cosmo Connected smart brake lights. Designed for a motorcycle helmets—but adaptable to some bicycle helmets—the Cosmo Connected is an auxiliary brake light meant to be worn on the back of the rider’s helmet. In this position, the extra-bright light is at eye-level for other motorists on the road, making them more aware of the rider’s position. In addition to operating like a normal brake light—getting brighter as the rider stops—the Cosmo Connected can be set to constant flashing, or extra visibility.

More than just a brake light, Cosmo Connected also works with a dedicated app to keep you connected in case of an emergency. The light can detect when the rider has been in an accident or has a fall, and will send an alert to the smartphone app. The app, in turn, sends a distress message to an emergency contact or roadside assistance service, who will then contact the rider to find out their status. If there’s no answer from the rider, a rescue team can be dispatched to the rider’s location, which is recorded via the smartphone’s GPS.

photo of Cosmo Connected light

The Cosmo Connected will be available in May, and retail for $99. The base price lets users place a friend or family member as the emergency contact, or pay a nominal monthly fee to subscribe to the roadside assistance service. Either way, it could be a smart investment if you spend a lot of time on two wheels.

More CES coverage is coming. Be sure to watch this space for the latest and greatest tech announcements.

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