The world keeps developing and so does the motorcycle market. New advances regarding motorcycle helmets are released regularly, making riding your motorcycle not only safer, but also more comfortable. The motorcycle market is on the brink of releasing even more technological advances that nobody has ever thought of before. These advances will make the motorcycle helmet more than just mere protection for your head and neck. New kinds of information systems and other technology will be coming to your motorcycle helmet soon. The advanced technology that we have experienced already and the breakthroughs that we can expect in the coming years will be discussed in this article.
Focus on the road with app powered audio technology
Loud noises, phone calls, and other apps can be quite distracting while you’re on the road. Luckily, motorcycle helmets with Bluetooth integration are now available for purchase. This smart Bluetooth helmet makes it possible to follow the spoken instruction of your navigation, listen to music and answer phone calls without letting go of the handles. These helmets include integrated speakers and a microphone and does not need any installation. Just connect your helmet with your phone through Bluetooth and you’re ready to go.
360 degrees sight without moving
One of the advances that we can expect to appear on motorcycle helmets soon, is a feature that allows you to look all around you without moving your head too much. While driving on a busy road, it is never a bad thing to be aware of your surroundings. Look at the car behind you while you notice a car taking over at the same time with a wide view visor. A rear camera in the back of your helmet will show you what is happening behind you in real time on your visor shield. You’ll be able to enjoy the view while eliminating blind spots with a 360 view camera.
While looking at your speedometer or GPS information, you might be distracted for just a second. That second is enough to cause an accident or make you unaware of your surroundings. Augmented reality can help with fixing these problems. Several motorcycle helmet producers are working on a system that mounts to the side of your handle bars and sends signals to your helmet. You’ll be able to receive life information on your visor, such as your speed, navigation information, weather prediction, and other important information. This will make your ride a lot safer as you won’t need to take your eyes off the road.
Automatic emergency response
Just like phones and cars can detect an impact, your helmet will soon be able to do so as well. Automatic emergency response will be made available in the newest motorcycle helmets. The helmet will sense the blow when the motorcycle helmet makes impact and will immediately call the emergency services or an emergency contact. The helmet will save the last few minutes of footage taken by a camera that works just like a dashboard camera in a car. This will help the police force finding the perpetrator more easily during a hit and run.
Unfortunately, most of these technologies are not yet on the market and we will have to wait for it a bit longer. Companies are working on making riding your motorcycle safer and more comfortable. In the meantime, be sure to protect yourself with a new, certified motorcycle helmet and ride safely and responsibly.