HORSES HAVE NO CRUMPLE ZONE.
In many cities and tourism centres, horse-drawn carriages are part of the touristic townscape. For example, a ride with the world-famous Viennese “Fiaker” is on the programme of many international guests coming to Vienna and the historical carriages used to that end are a special visual highlight. Unfortunately, these carriages are from a period in which lighting was ensured in the main just by fixed lamps, an equipment which is definitely outdated nowadays. Horse-drawn carriages must run in all weathers, even in heavy snowfall and rain and also after dark. A combination of “dark horse and dark carriage” is detrimental to them and they are poorly visible for other road users only. In addition, their slow speed exposes them to certain risks, as well. This is why especially in the hustle and bustle before Christmas serious accidents happen time and again, causing horses to die and passengers being injured, and also substantial material damage ensues.
OUR STRICTEST TESTERS HAVE 4 LEGS
Animals are near and dear to us and their protection is a special concern to us. So, a solution was not far to seek: the best way to solve this problem is an extremely stable warning light that complies with the strictest military standards and that could increase visibility of horse-drawn carriages. IWARN® provides (extra) lighting that makes not only horses visible from a distance for the very first time but also the carriage and its passengers. On the tongue, where there is now just a white reflector between the horses, a white IWARN® device will be mounted. At the back of the carriage, the classic IWARN® device in red will be used. The IWARN® lights are removable and will be mounted effortlessly just at dark or when the weather is bad to avoid spoiling the ‘traditional look’ of the carriage during daytime.
IWARN INVENTOR THOMAS STELZL CARRYING OUT A TEST ON "HELDENPLATZ" IN VIENNA IN SUMMER OF 2016