-Leaked patents reveal details of the safety system
-System alerts the bike’s safety automation to intervene
-Likely to debut at the end of 2019.
Honda seems to be working on a new safety system for its motorcycles. It has filed patents for a stereoscopic camera system that is likely to debut on its flagship touring motorcycle, the Honda Goldwing.
The system consists of two cameras which are programmed to prompt the bike’s safety system to intervene if it senses a collision. While manufacturers like KTM and BMW have similar tech which uses radar, Honda’s system detects if an object or obstacle is in its direct path and let the electronic safety system intervene accordingly.
Honda already has a similar system in its Civic and CR-V cars called Honda Sensing. That system considers various elements like adaptive cruise control, lane position, speed limiting and blind spot monitoring. We expect this new technology for motorcycles to debut at either the Tokyo Motor Show or at the EICMA this year.