Kawasaki’s filed patents for new technology which works to automatically adjust a motorcycles on-board electronics.
The system uses data collected from cameras, lasers, satellite navigation and sensors (on the seat and footrests) to read the road and regulate a bikes on-board electronics to suit. It’s an interesting step forward from Kawasaki – as it looks to build on the ever increasing presence of electronics in motorcycling.
The patent shows a camera and laser sensor located on the front of the motorcycle. The camera works to recognise lanes and corners, while the sensor works to measure distance. This information is then checked against the maps built into the bikes navigation system to work out when the next corner’s coming up. Finally, the sensors on the footrests and seat capture information about the riders position to work out what he’s about to do.
The collected data is then sent to a control unit which automatically adjusts the level of each electronic rider aid fitted to the bike (ABS, traction, wheelie control, suspension) – ensuring that the bike is set up perfectly for the next stretch of road.
What do you think? Would you want your bike to adjust settings on the fly – or are you happy to do it yourself at the start of your ride?
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