The digital world is gradually integrated into all spheres of human activity, and the company BMW Motorrad is often a pioneer in the field of technologies for adaptation to motorcycles. At EICMA 2016 Bavarians unveiled a new version of «ConnectedRide» concept.
In 2009, the German manufacturer for the first time showed the technology «ConnectedRide», to demonstrate the numerous possibilities of systems that can help drivers through communication vehicles between them. The BMW Group is now introduced the latest development in this field. The concept is an integrated LCD screen, connected to the smartphone and the world.
“The ability to connect digital devices is becoming increasingly important for motorcyclists,” – says Stephan Schaller, president of BMW Motorrad. – “We are pushing the boundaries and in the future we will offer services that change the perception of the trip on a motorcycle. New applications and features that are available through a link with a smartphone and back-end services, will open a range of possibilities in terms of intelligent networking to make the trip on a motorcycle more fun, comfortable and safe.”
New ConnectedRide system demonstrates the capabilities of the instrument panel connections, phone and helmet. In addition to the standard information (speed, engine speed, etc.), the driver has access to the functions of the smartphone (navigation, telephone and entertainment) without compromising safety, because the control is made by multicontroller.
For example, BMW System 7 Helmet equipped with a microphone and speakers, ie it can be a means to output / input audio to receive calls, listen to music or the navigation system.
Another important step for the possibility of connecting with a worldwide network of bike within a startup Rever. Since 2015 users Rever (119 countries) traveled millions of kilometers, which made it possible to collect the many routes that can now be tracked via the application or website. The system allows you to create your own routes, record trips and share information through the social. network.
Not all motorcyclists support these technologies, but the digital future is inevitable.