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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Wireless Bike Brake Concept [Gizmodo]


This Wireless Bike Brake Concept Fails Maybe Three Times in a Trillion

Researchers at Saarland University in Germany developed a system that replaces both the bike's brake cables and levers with a wireless system that employs control algorithms typically found in aircraft and chemical plants.
These super-dependable brakes reportedly offer 99.999999999997 percent reliability and are able to apply the brakes within 250 milliseconds of being activated—half the time it takes to blink.

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