Pimp my ride: Glowing Cyglo bicycle tires use embedded LEDs

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Cyglo is a company based in the UK who has been awarded a couple of patents in the US and UK to sell what could be the next craze in bicycle fashion and um safety. The Cyglo tires, or “tyres” in British English, use embedded LED lights within the sidewall or top of the tires. The LEDs can either blink or stay on permanently; when the wheel turns at any speed, the highly visible ring of light is formed. The best part about it, there’s no battery pack or other contraption required to power the Cyglos. They are “continually and perpetually” creating their own power as the tire spins.

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2011 Ford Explorer first to debut Curve Control technology

Ford 2011 Explorer to feature Curve Control

The 2011 Ford Explorer is taking one step closer to the future of precision handling by implementing Curve Control, a new technology that is anticipated to be available in over 90 percent of Ford vehicles within 5 years. Swinging too quickly while taking a ramp is something we’ve all done at one time or another, but what we may not be aware of is how likely it is to result in more than a close call. Within the United States alone, this common mistake is responsible for over 50,000 accidents a year. Curve Control is designed to sense when a turn is being taken too quickly and compensates by reducing vehicle speed anywhere from 1-10mph within only a second.

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