Road traffic is becoming increasingly dense and challenging. Especially in the dark, the danger of not being seen is high. Fear and insecurity can arise from this, and the joy of cycling is gone. But cycling is the best way to get around the city and is good for all of us.
I have known this for years from the increasingly dense Berlin city traffic. Although I think Iâ€™m an experienced cyclist, I have also had my moments of fear. For a long time, I have been looking for ways to improve my visibility in traffic. I have tried almost everything on the market and have become more and more convinced that what is missing the most are proper turn signals on the bike. Indicators that I don't have to worry about every day and that work as reliably as on a car or motorcycle.
That's why I founded velorian to develop the turn signals I have always wanted for myself. As a graduate engineer, my goal was to develop reliable indicators for everyday cycling that conform to the relevant regulations. For this purpose, I found who I believe to be the best development partners.
Sponsored by the state of Berlin and after more than 3 years of daily testing in Berlin road traffic and many improvements, I was able to show my bike turn signals at the first big bike shows VELOBerlin, VELOHamburg and VELOFrankfurt in 2019
how your bike will attract the attention of others when you are indicating your turn like a car or motorbike at an intersection.
how you will ride safely into corners without taking your hand off the handlebar.
how relaxed cycling with indicators on your bike will be.
velorian will show the various bicycle indicators at many trade fairs in 2021. We will list the fairs here as soon as we can say for sure that the fairs will take place.
The electronics were the first challenge, the next was the question of how to attach them to the wheel in a visually appealing and stable way. Which turn signals are small and can fit on a bike? The whole thing should look cool or chic or simply good. I invested a lot of time in answering these questions, and so velorian offers a variety of indicators and brackets. Anyone who travels a lot by bike and uses mobile phone navigation or other navigation devices will know the problem of a low battery. The final generation of velorian turn signals will provide a USB charging port.