Funding would also help develop motorcycle, car and pedestrian versions and extend to other countries.
“I am seeking advice from specialists at Sussex University to plan the development, funding and launch,” he says.
“Currently I couldn’t put a figure on it (budget target), nor could I identify the type of funding.”
Jake’s Flare headlight is water-resistant and puts out 300 lumens for 2.5 hours per charge in Full Beam mode and longer in Half Beam and Flash modes.
A motorcycle version would not require a headlight, just a controller with one of more buttons.
Currently, many riders lodge vague descriptions of road hazards on social media sites, but few give precise GPS locations nor contact local authorities, although smart councils should monitor these social media sites.
A Flare product for motorcyclists could help riders gain better maintained roads and provide councils with more exact details of road problems before they have fatal consequences.