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  • Matt Alvis

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Project TitleMotorcycle Interactive Lighting System
Track Code2014-010
Short DescriptionThe technology is an aim-able lighting system for motorcycles that will increase visibility at night, and in turn, increase the level of safety for night time motorcycle riding. Motorcyclists will use
AbstractThe technology is an aim-able lighting system for motorcycles that will increase visibility at night, and in turn, increase the level of safety for night time motorcycle riding. Motorcyclists will use this adaptive lighting system because there are currently few options on the market to provide lighting in the manner proposed on a motorcycle. Auto manufacturers are beginning to offer this on high-end, luxury vehicles, and one motorcycle manufacturer (BMW) currently offers an adaptive lighting option. The presented system aims to be universal, which will increase the appeal of the system. In addition, there are currently no options available for a lighting system which is directly controlled by the rider, as all other options are completely automated independent of rider input.
 
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Posted DateMar 24, 2015 3:23 PM

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Stephen Fitch
Matt Alvis

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Technology Applications

The primary application of the invention is to increase the safety of motorcyclists who ride in poorly lit and curvy road ways.  Road hazards such as gravel, dead animals and potholes pose a serious hazard to motorcyclists. The adaptive lighting system aims to decrease the threat of these hazards.

Technology Advantages

·         The product can be manufactured and sold in a cheaper price than the competitive solutions available.

·         The adaptive nature of the product would increase the safety of the motorcycle drivers at night enhancing their driving experience.

·         Unlike all the other products out there in the market, the system can be controlled by the rider. So there is finer control on the system by the rider.

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Stephen Fitch

Matt Alvis

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Patent Number Issue Date Type Country of Filing
62/116,394 None Provisional United States