The world’s first, all-encompassing, aftermarket alert system for motorcycles has been launched by Ride Vision.
Ride Vision uses a combination of image-recognition and AI technologies to power its solution, which is the first of its kind. The company’s patented human-machine warning interface (HMI) and predictive vision algorithms will assist riders in making critical life-saving decisions in real time.
The product, which has been in development for about three years, is the first of its kind to be available as an aftermarket product.
The hardware includes two wide-angle cameras mounted on both the front and rear of the motorcycle, unique alert indicators placed on the mirrors, and an onboard main computing unit that stores Ride Vision’s patented algorithms. Together, they deliver:
- 360-enhanced safety: Riders are given forward collision, distance-keeping (proximity), blindspot, and dangerous overtake alerts via the indicators located on their mirrors, saving precious seconds that make the difference between an accident and arriving safe to their destination. Ride Vision’s distance-keeping alert makes sure riders maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of them, regardless of speed, while collision alerts account for road conditions, time to impact, and vehicle speed.
- Ride data recording: Within the Ride Vision app, users can access ride summaries, which contain cumulative reports, including total distance, total alerts, and max speed data. This data can be exported for personal use, such as fuel-consumption calculations or even insurance-rate reduction inquiries. The data is stored on the riders’ mobile device and is not shared with anyone else.
The system also serves as a front and rear road camera in HD resolution, with the entire ride recorded to a memory card located in the central control unit. The system provides alerts and light indications about four problematic situations on the road, two front and two rear. A steady red light alert will be displayed when the rider does not keep his/her distance from the vehicle in front, and the red light will flash when there is a danger of a collision at the front. The rear alerts, using orange lights, will be displayed when there is a vehicle or object entering the rider’s buffer area, or when a vehicle behind performs a dangerous overtake.
The entire system is waterproof and shockproof.
The system is controlled by a dedicated application, through which you can adjust various parameters, update software and upgrade the system. In addition, you can record riding data such as route, speed, acceleration, lean angle and information about alerts received during the ride. All these can be shared on social media.
As Ride Vision is a technology platform, the system and app are constantly evolving. Periodic upgrades will be made available with new safety alerts and features. These include features such as the Emergency Call (eCall) following an accident, alerts for rear and side collisions, alerts for dangers on the roads, periodic reports on riding data, safe riding reports for insurance companies, video clips with routes and riding data for sharing and video summaries with riding highlights. Other planned features include interfacing the system to the rider’s communication system or TFT screen, and providing voice alerts to the speakers in the rider’s helmet – in addition to the red and orange light indicators. Some of the functions will be open to all buyers, and some only to riders who choose to purchase a monthly subscription to the Ride Vision services.
Ride Vision’s board of advisors includes a number of automotive industry veterans, namely Continental Head of Advanced Engineering ADAS Christian Weber; former BMW-Motorrad Executive VP of Motorcycle Engineering, Prof. Karl Viktor Schaller; and Energica Motor Company S.p.A., CEO Livia Cevolini.
“As motorcycle enthusiasts, we at Ride Vision are excited at the prospect of our international launch and our partnership with Continental,” Uri Lavi, CEO and Co-Founder of Ride Vision, says. “This moment is a major milestone, as we stride toward our dream of empowering bikers to feel truly safe while they enjoy the ride.”
Australian released date and pricing are yet to be announced.