The advantage of a car is the ability to bring your technology along for the ride: GPS, iPod compatibility and on-board cameras mean you don't have to sacrifice modern comfort and increased safety for mobility. The same can't be said about biking—until now. Helios can transform any bike into a smart bike with only four screws, bringing biking and technology together like never before. Cyclists can attach the Helios bar to their bike and enjoy a variety of features, including ambient lighting, turn-by-turn navigation and a visual speedometer function that changes colors based on your speed. Helios also increases cyclist safety with its LED light that is comparable to a car's headlights. And if you get distracted by all those features and get lost on your ride, Helios comes with a built-in GPS-module—linked to GoogleMaps—to help you get back on track.
What makes good design? You tell us!
This pool of 20 works, ranging from popular apps to medical devices, emphasize how innovative design can make a difference in our everyday lives. Every year, Cooper-Hewitt gives out design awards chosen by a jury of distinguished design gurus—but do you agree with the experts? Cast your vote for your favorite design before 6:00 p.m. ET on October 11. The winner will be announced live at the National Design Awards gala and here, on this site, on October 17.
Also be sure to celebrate National Design Week with design events and activities in your area, October 12–20.