Blind Spot Detection & Lane Change Assist For Motorcycle
Spans a distance of ten metres, the sensors detect if there’s a solid object in its vicinity and alert the bike which in turn, sends a visible warning to the rider via the mirrors and warning to vehicle driver via brake light.
The adage “See, and Be Seen” runs both ways.
Blind-Spot Detection Systems For Vehicles
We know, Blind-spot detection systems are starting to proliferate in newer vehicles as a result.
With large gaps in what drivers can physically see around them while in motion,
having another set of eyes – even if they are technological – is proving to be a valuable addition.
“It’s saved me a couple of times,” says Scott Pak, senior product planning manager for Nissan North America.
“It tells you you’re attempting a lane change with the turn signal on, but you have someone in your blind spot.”
Motorcycle Blind Spot
Unless you're an owl, you can't possibly turn your head more than 90 degrees in either direction, which means you can't see what's coming up behind you.With the impact from helmet, small rear mirrors and high speed, motorcycle has a huge blind spot.
Blind-Spot Detection Systems are starting to proliferate in newer vehicles, why not motorcycle?
Motorcyclists tend to get most safety technology long after the automotive world.
Rear End Collsion Warning
1.Three sensors detect the vehicles behind of motorcycle in a 70 degree sector.
(1). Left side sensor detected vehicles, triangle symbol on left mirror and both turn lights flash.
(2). Right side sensor detected vehicles, triangle symbol on right mirror and both turn lights flash.
(3). Center sensor detected vehicles, square symbols on left & right mirrors and both turn lights flash.
2.Base on locations of detected vehicles, ThirdEYE sends different warning signals to both motorcyclist and drivers.
The detecting distance of the radar is 10 meters.
When the radar detects that a vehicle is approaching within 10 meters, the warning light will be solid to notice the rider that the vehicle is approaching from left, middle and right side of the motorcycle rear.
When the radar directly behind the motorcycle detects that a vehicle is approaching within 10 meters, the brake lights will flash 3 times and the cycle time is 0.5 seconds to warn the vehicle behind that it is too close.
Lane Change Warning
For example, when passing the vehicle on right side lane, triangle symbol on left mirror and square symbol on both mirrors will flash in sequence, that is to increases safety during lane changes.
1.Alerts the motorcyclist from the presence of relevant objects.
2.Eliminates momentary head turn distractions to see vehicles in the blind spot.
Sensoring - The ThirdEYE
The sensor is based on the Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) technology.
Here the carrier frequency is constantly modulated within a small range (the bandwidth).
As soon as the signal is reflected back from an object, it measures the distance and the speed of the object through frequency comparison.
Spotting The Blind Spot - Be Spot On!
Failing to see a car or a motorcycle approaching rapidly from behind in the left-hand lane or in the blind spot next to the motorcycle can happen easily, especially in heavy traffic on multi-lane freeways or highways and in an urban traffic environment as well.
ThirdEYE provides the rider with blind spot information while not sacrificing rider focus or requiring physical movement. Furthermore, providing the motorcyclist with more awareness of their surroundings will help them make faster decisions and situate themselves more defensively on the road.
Motorcycle Turn Signals & Warning
More than flashing light to deciate right or let turn, the special designed turn signals will slow flash if detects the vehicles behind 5 to 10 meters, and quick flahses if the vehicles is within 5 meters to warn the drivers- "You are too close to the motorcycle".