A jacket with over 300 LED lights that can signal when the rider is turning could be the answer to safer cycling at night.Vodafone has had a prototype of the Smart Jacket in New Zealand trialling the wearable tech.

The Smart Jacket connects to the cyclist’s smartphone and a pre-programmed route the cyclist will be travelling can be expressed on the jacket.

The LED lights on the Smart Jacket can signal the direction the cyclist will be turning using GPS connectivity.
The LED lights on the Smart Jacket can signal the direction the cyclist will be turning using GPS connectivity.

As the cyclist approaches an intersection lights on the sleeves of the jacket illuminate – indicating to the cyclist and surrounding traffic which way they will be turning.

LED lights on the back of the jacket will light up with an arrow pointing in the direction the cyclist will be turning into as well.