BMW imagines a safer future for motorcycle riders
For much of the country, motorcycles are closer to lifestyle accessories than mere methods of transport. They represent a valuable freedom of expression. However, whether people are a fan of tackling tight coastal roads on a sport bike or cruising the country's highways on a Harley, there's one thing they can all agree on: safer motorcycles are paramount.
Put simply, motorcycle riders lack the protection offered by other vehicles. Any collision can be especially dangerous and leave riders with permanent injuries and even result in death. BMW believes it has the answer to many of these motorcycle safety problems. People considering a motorcycle loan should consider turning their attention to what the German marque has to offer.
BMW investigates safer motorcycles
The recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) played host to a range of automotive gadgets likely to change the way drivers and riders engage with their respective vehicles. Many of the most important technologies debuted at the exhibition concerned safety. BMW was leading the way in terms of innovative motorcycle additions.
Laser headlights are up to twice as effective as a normal bulb.
Who would've thought the addition of lasers would make a vehicle safer? BMW's K 1600 GTL concept bike captured the attention of the press. The laser-powered headlights acting as a significant drawcard. BMW reports that a laser headlight in high beam mode has an effective range that's double that of a normal bulb. The technology has featured on Audi's Le Mans-winning race cars in the past, so it's proven to work under pressure.
Helmets set to evolve
Of all the pieces of equipment motorcyclists need to purchase, nothing is as important as a helmet. Like most other safety features, these are also the subject of innovation. Many companies are investigating how these products can offer a safer experience.
Helmet producer Bell has announced a partnership with camera creator 360fly. This will result in an innovative smart helmet. While the main function of the helmet is to shoot high-definition 360-degree footage. The camera is also able to warn riders of impending dangers from outside their field of view.
BMW also announced an updated helmet design which is set to revolutionise the way people use this equipment. The German marque is equipping helmets with a heads-up display. The display allows riders to monitor important information - such as their speed - on the visor itself.
Future safer motorcycles concepts
The latest BMW concept motorbike claims to make accidents 'a thing of the past'. The bike has a self-balancing system that prevents the bike from falling over. It will be paired with smart glasses that scans the road and surrounds for hazards. The prediction is that this bike will be so safe that you won't even need to wear a helmet!
Finance for safer motorcycles
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