Japanese bikemaker Honda is set to equip its couch-on-two-wheels with a crash avoidance system similar to automatic emergency braking systems seen on modern cars. For this, the Gold Wing will be equipped with two cameras on its front fairing.
The two cameras will be set far apart from each other and at different angles to produce a stereoscopic image. In simpler words, the onboard intelligence unit will create a 3D view of the road ahead and detect objects, vehicles or pedestrians that might stray into your path. If the system detects a crash, it will engage safety measures such as reducing the speed or flashing warning lights to alert the rider. We’ve seen similar systems at work in Honda’s cars such as the CR-V and the Civic sold in international markets. Called ‘Honda Sensing’, this tech is designed to alert the driver if it detects any obstacle that has strayed into the path of the car.
While this system is definitely handy out on the highway, where rider fatigue and loss of concentration are major issues, we’re not sure about how practical it will be in everyday situation like bumper-to-bumper traffic within the city. The good news is that we have to wait till October to find out as Honda is expected to showcase the updated Gold Wing equipped with this technology at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.
Article Source : ZigWheels