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See Sense ACE combines the latest in AI technology with elegant cyclist-led design to make your ride safer and your city smarter.
See Sense ACE combines the latest in AI technology with elegant cyclist-led design to make your ride safer and your city smarter.
See Sense ACE combines the latest in AI technology with elegant cyclist-led design to make your ride safer and your city smarter.
3,938 backers pledged £183,291 to help bring this project to life.

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See Sense ACE the connected AI bike light with a big vision

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It’s intelligent, it’s connected and it has a big vision for you and your city. ACE’s patent pending Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technology monitors and reacts to every moment of your journey. It flashes brighter and faster to improve your visibility at times when you need it most, such as at road junctions, roundabouts, approaching car headlights and more.

ACE also seamlessly integrates with a brand new smartphone app, featuring a clean, new interface designed in conjunction with leading interaction design experts. Join our community and open up a world of new possibilities. We've improved battery alerts, crash and theft alerting and introduced bike registration and stats.

Combining brains with beauty, See.Sense ACE is small, simple to use and helps secure your space on the road.

 

 

We launched the world’s first intelligent, daylight visible lights back in 2013 and every light we’ve launched since has been designed with a focus on daylight visibility.

ACE is our fourth generation lighting product and combines five years of R&D with the experiences and ideas shared by our cycling community. It’s an innovative, no compromise, no nonsense approach that has produced an exceptional lighting product.

ACE uses custom Chip on Board (CoB) LED technology to spread its high lumen output producing a panel of light. This gives two significant advantages over traditional LED lights.

Firstly, it appears larger and brighter, improving your visibility. With 125 lumens of output, ACE is easily visible, at all times, just like car lights. It’s designed to be visible from more than a mile away.

Secondly, with a widely dispersed spread of light, it provides excellent side visibility.

ACE doesn’t stop there. It reacts to ambient light, allowing it to increase output during daylight hours and reduce output at night to prevent dazzling other road users.

 

ACE isn’t just along for the ride, it’s there to help give you a safer and more enjoyable cycling experience. Its onboard sensors monitor what’s happening hundreds of times per second and this lets ACE’s AI learn your unique riding style and understand the environment you ride in. Featuring an all new processing engine with 46% more power, ACE quickly identifies and reacts to situations where you benefit from improved visibility.

 

With all of this advanced technology, we haven’t forgotten about the simple things. If ACE detects that you’ve parked your bike, it switches into standby after three minutes. No more flat batteries. It instantly reactivates as soon as the bike moves.

 

 ACE is designed for use in all weather conditions. Rain, snow, sleet or shine, it's always ready to perform.

 

Everyone has their own way to position lights. Whether it’s on your handlebar, seatpost, aero seatpost, seatstay, backpack, belt, jersey pocket or saddle bag, we’ve got it covered. The included mounts cover these and more. And no matter what way you mount it, our unique system lets you click in or out instantly.

 

ACE features ANT+ technology, letting it pair with compatible Garmin devices. This allows personalisation of ACE through your Garmin as well as the ability to automatically activate the lights when you power your Garmin on, or when you activate your Garmin timer. Connect once and you’re good to go, just like a cadence, speed or heart rate sensor.

 

ACE is simple to charge using any USB charging source, such as a computer, laptop, power bank or phone charger. Our new indicator LEDs give you instant feedback on how much battery power is available.

It’s fully charged in just over two hours and with its AI reactive flash patterns, provides around 10 hours of runtime (when most lights this size struggle to offer more than 3 hours).

 

We’ve listened to your feedback. We have expanded our team to include dedicated app developers.

Working with leading interaction designers, ACE has brand new smartphone apps. It’s more intuitive, more informative and offers seamless integration.

 

Joining our community couldn't be easier, all we need is your name and email address to unlock the features below. By joining the See.Sense community you are helping shape cycling infrastructure worldwide.

 

You benefit from better cycling infrastructure, but cities often lack the information needed to plan it optimally. With ACE, once you opt-in to the See.Sense community you can share anonymised insights with your city, helping them plan more effectively.

See.Sense are winners of the BT / Cabinet Office SME Award for Connected Cities and we’re working with Manchester as part of the CityVerve project, the UK’s leading Smart Cities demonstrator. We’re also working with Dublin as a winner of the Dublin Smart Cycling Challenge.

In conjunction with leading data scientists from Queen’s University, Belfast, we are able to create actionable, real-time insights for cities that cover:

Watch how 30 cyclists can map a city’s popular cycle routes on a single morning commute:

With the launch of ACE, we are excited to be able to open up the ability for all our customers to contribute anonymised insights for their city - you can opt in or opt out at any time.

 

Smaller and lighter than anything we have made before, yet still packing a huge punch.

 

ACE is in the final stages of development. We're confident production will remain on schedule, just like our previous two Kickstarter campaigns.

 

 See.Sense was founded in 2013 by a pair of cycling enthusiasts who knew that cycle lighting could be improved. With your help and three successful crowdfunding campaigns, we’ve grown to 17 full time staff plus advisors and we’re still true to that cycling core. Our mission is to make connected cycling products that cyclists love, while crowdsourcing data to help build safer and smarter cities.

 

One ACE not enough? Simply add the additional pledge amounts outlined below to make the most of our phenomenal Kickstarter savings.

 

We think a lot about how lights are used. For that reason, we're confident everything you need to get set up is included right in the box. Even an aero seatpost mount.

Sets come packaged with 2x mounts, 6x straps, aero mount, clip mount & 2x micro USBs.

 

Each rear light comes with with a mount, 4x straps, aero mount, clip mount & a micro USB.

 

  • Free UK shipping 
  • Free USA shipping 
  • £4 for Europe 
  • £8 for Rest of World

For USA orders, we ship directly from our fulfilment centre in the United States. For UK & European orders, we ship from our fulfilment centre in the United Kingdom.

Please note you are responsible for any custom/import charges imposed at your border.

 

Risks and challenges

We’ve delivered two successful Kickstarter campaigns, so it’s not our first time around the block. We have established manufacturers in the UK and logistics partners in Europe and the USA.

The main risks are associated with certification testing, component availability and shipping. These could delay delivery, but we’ve been through this a number of times, so we have a pretty good idea of what to expect and what the critical paths will be.

We will provide regular updates to all our backers and be transparent in all our dealings, just like we did with our previous two campaigns. Good or bad, we’ll tell it like it is.

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    See.Sense Bundle

    The See.Sense Bundle includes an ACE set for June delivery, but also one of our excellent ICON+ rear lights to be delivered at the close of the campaign, to keep you visible this Winter.

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    See.Sense Super Bundle

    The ultimate See.Sense bundle!

    Includes an ACE set for June delivery, but also our award winning ICON+ light set to be delivered at the close of the campaign, to keep you visible this winter.

    You will also receive a pair of our reflective city socks in the colour and size of your choice just in time for Christmas!

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    Cycle with the team in Sierra Nevada

    Cycle with some of the team in the Sierra Nevada mountains in Southern Spain, a location used for training by the likes of Peter Sagan, Bora-Hansgrohe, Quick-Step Floors, A2GR and many other pro teams.

    The following is included

    - Accommodation
    - Airport Transfers
    - Guided Rides
    - £200 flight contribution

    You will also receive a set of ACE lights to ensure you are visible day and night.

    The team have been to many cycling locations throughout Europe and this is their favourite.

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    Custom See.Sense X Donard Bike

    For a Kickstarter special, we have teamed up with local handbuilt bike specialists Donard to offer you your own custom bike.

    Specification of the custom Donard bike includes:

    - Reynolds 631 Lugged frame and forks
    - Shimano 105 groupset
    - Handbuilt wheels.

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