- New navigation technology in the works
- Likely to be used for the Gold Wing
- Could trickle down to other Honda bikes as well
Over the last year, Honda has filed various patents to amp up the safety level of its motorcycles. And now, one of its latest patents has been leaked online, and here’s what we know about it.
The latest file reveals that Honda is working on a more modern navigation system that considers the weather conditions and presents the rider with a much more convenient and safer route. The system could also collect data from the Honda cars on road for better results. The updated navigation is likely to fetch the weather information from the web and feed it to the bike thereby rerouting to tackle the bad weather.
Further, Honda also aims to pair the bike’s electronics with the system. For reference, the electronically adjustable visor and the heated grip can be automatically adjusted as per the weather change. It also aims to access data from sensors on other vehicles on the road to project a clearer picture of the road ahead. Honda had also filed patents for a radar-based technology system to help the rider avoid obstructions like potholes and more. This has been targeted specifically toward bikes over cars.
As of now, all these developments are in the nascent stages, and would take a while before Honda puts them into application on the bikes.