Motorcycle manufacturers are coming up with new safety equipment every day for their two-wheelers. Ducati has an airbag system, Kawasaki and Suzuki are thinking of using radars on their motorcycles. Now, Honda is set to join the bandwagon with a unique tech of its own.
Safety systems on motorcycles are increasing day by day. Ducati has its D-air airbag integration system and will roll out bikes with radars by 2020. Other prominent bikemakers such as Kawasaki and Suzuki are thinking about fitting their motorcycles with radars. The latest to join this bandwagon is Honda, who has a very different take on this technology.
Rather than fitting sensors and cameras on the motorcycle, Honda is planning to attach the system on the rear side of the helmet. The system will be connected via the internet to the motorcycle and will display warnings on the dash to avoid an accident.
This technology is still at a very nascent stage and the Japanese company will face a tough challenge to make it viable for mass-market use. The biggest issue here is weight. Adding a bunch of sensors that will monitor the rider’s movements and a camera will make the helmet a lot heavier.
For the system to process all the information and to figure out if a collision will happen or not, it needs a processing unit as well. And as per these patent images, Honda hasn’t shown where the processing unit will be situated.
As mentioned earlier, this technology is still at development stage, so we’d rather not speculate on when this radar-based helmet will arrive in the market. However, we’ll keep a watchful eye and update you once there is a development.