Italian startup Pinarello has developed a new brake system for bicycles. The product called BluBrake uses a similar technology as ABS that is installed in cars and motorcycles and prevents wheel locking.
Every cyclist knows that using the brakes on a bike requires a great deal of sensitivity, especially when traveling at higher speeds. It is enough to press them too hard and we will lock the wheels and slip, which can end up a very serious accident.
The Italian company Pinarello has, however, created a new braking system designed for two-wheelers who do not have such an accident. The product named BluBrake has a very similar function as the ABS system installed in cars and motorcycles.
BluBrake is integrated with the bike frame and equipped with an accelerometer and gyroscope, as well as sensors that measure the speed of rotation of the wheel. Data from these sensors then flows to the central intelligence unit, the haptic actuators, and the battery supplying the entire system.
Before you set off, the system should be manually set up, setting the driving style and determining whether the road is wet or dry. Once all the settings have been made, SI will continuously analyze data from all sensors. If it determines that the wheels may lock, the buzzer will be heard in the brake lever.
Unlike ABS-equipped systems, BluBrake will not physically protect against wheel lock, but only warns the cyclist of such an eventuality to respond quickly enough.