We’ve been hearing a lot about car-to-car communication, both here in the U.S. and in Europe, that would allow vehicles to “talk” to each other to avoid crashes. Anyone who has ever ridden a motorcycle in traffic knows that one of the biggest hazards is car and truck drivers not seeing bikes. So Honda wants include motorcycles in the car-to-car conversation.
At the 19th ITS World Congress in Vienna last week, Honda demonstrated connectivity for motorcycles that could allow bikes to communicate with cars and new active safety technology to make riding safer. Honda has been a member of Europe’s Car2Car Communication Consortium since 2006 and for years has worked on integrating motorcycles into the mix of connected vehicles.