New motorcycle technologies are coming out next year. Since there are quite a few worth getting excited about, it seems only fitting that we cover the “crème de la crème” of these awesome gadgets. So, without further ado, here are the top motorcycle technologies scheduled to launch in 2021.
In case you did not know, clothing with deployable airbags inside now exist. Given the success of these protective products, motorcycle safety gear manufacturers have started to incorporate the beneficial tech in other articles of clothing.
The latest of such technological advances are the airbag pants from CX Air Dynamics. To be effective, the pants rely on a detachable cable. When this link is disconnected, the airbags in the pants deploy within 200 milliseconds and lovingly wrap the lower extremities in a cushiony, scrape resistant enclosure.
To further improve the safety potential of the gear, the airbag pants are designed to be “strapped on” to the legs and waist, rather than pulled on. Needless to say, this set up makes equipping and unequipping the $600 gear fairly easy, which may be lifesaving after an accident.
Helmets Equipped With Smart Tech
Novel uses for the traditional headgear appear to come out every year. Despite these advancements, imperative safety additions, such as brake lights and emergency alert systems, have yet to be incorporated into the protective gear. Fortunately, this type of advanced tech is on the way in 2021 due in part to Intelligent Cranium Helmets.
The aforementioned helmet manufacturer took the headgear concept and expanded it to include much needed features, such as those listed below.
- Emergency alert system
- Heads Up Display, or HUD, for navigation and other tech tools
- Blind spot monitoring
- Washable respiratory filter
- Proximity sensors and alerts
- 2-rear view cameras
- Voice recognition
Models start at $510, and top tier variations exceed $1000.
Portable 360° View
Being able to see your surroundings on the road at any given time can potentially save your life, as well as those around you. Despite this effectiveness, 360° views are not commonplace in the motorcycle industry for various reasons, such as how distracting the range of vision can be for motorcyclists. Fortunately, this lackluster trend is set to change next year thanks to Ride Vision.
As the name implies, Ride Vision provides motorcyclists with a clear, 360° view of their surroundings. To prevent drivers from getting distracted, the patented system harnesses artificial intelligence.
Here is how it works.
Two cameras are equipped to opposite ends of a motorcycle, such as a Harley Davidson, Kawasaki, or Yamaha. These digital recorders are connected to the aforementioned artificial intelligence system, which is designed to detect and monitor objects around the motorcycle.
In the event another vehicle gets too close, or is suddenly on a trajectory to do so, distinctive lights on the side view mirrors alert the rider in a non-intrusive fashion. To get your hands on this potentially life-saving gear, be sure to contact Ride Vision here.
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