Brake Free presents the latest version of the Hi-Viz Helmet Brake Light concept

The San Jose, Calif., start-up Brake Free is seeking crowdfunding for the “first autonomous brake light.” The company has reached $10,000 of its $50K goal, with a month to go on Indiegogo.com. “Brake Free is an ultra bright smart LED brake light that instantly improves a motorcycle's visibility. It mounts on the back of the helmet you already own and its sensors work automatically to let others know whenever you slow down--braking, engine braking, or downshifting. No need for a wired installation or connected apps. Brake Free is simply a smarter way to be seen.”

Be Seen - Brake Free Helmet-Mount LED Brake Light

Attached to the helmet by neodymium magnets, the unit’s LED lights are wirelessly synced to the bike’s brake light using accelerometer and gyroscope sensors. The quicker a rider decelerates, the brighter the lights flash. The rechargeable battery is good for 8 - 10 hours, and recharges in two hours via micro-USB port. Extra helmet mounts allow the unit to be swapped between helmets. The Brake Free light weighs six ounces and is weather resistant.

Be Seen - Brake Free Helmet-Mount LED Brake Light

Investors are offered a selection of premiums at varying levels. Throw in $89 and get a 40 percent discount on the retail price. (No MSRP was listed in the crowdfunding news release.) Twenty-five bucks will get you a John Britten T-shirt. For more information on the Brake Free system go to Indiegogo.com.

Be Seen - Brake Free Helmet-Mount LED Brake Light