Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP Worldwide > The International Automotive Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 21st January 2015, 14:49   #1
Senior - BHPian
 
Tushar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,138
Thanked: 8,356 Times
Default Jaguar reveals the ‘Bike Sense’ safety technology

Any story about an innovation developed by Jaguar will rarely be of great concern to motorcycle riders. However, Jaguar has just revealed the "Bike Sense" research project that will warn car drivers about bicycle or motorcycle riders approaching from the side.

The technology has been developed in light of the large number of cyclists killed or injured on the road every year. Sensors on the car will detect when another road user is approaching and identify it as a bicycle or motorbike. Bike Sense will then make the driver aware of the potential hazard, but not by using a "generic warning icon or sound". Bike Sense uses lights and sounds that the driver will instinctively associate with the potential danger.

For example, the audio system will make it sound as if a bicycle bell or motorbike horn is coming through the speaker nearest to the approaching bike. JLR says, the technology can detect if a rider is overtaking or coming past the vehicle, and subsequently make the top of the car seat extend to ‘tap’ the driver on the left or right shoulder, to make him/her look over. As the cyclist/motorist gets closer to the car, a series of LED lights on the window sills, dashboard and windscreen pillars will glow amber and then red as the bike gets closer.

The system can also detect if a pedestrian or cyclist is crossing the road, when they are blocked by an obstruction. If the driver ignores the warnings and presses the accelerator, the system will make the accelerator pedal vibrate or feel stiff as a last warning.

The technology will also help prevent vehicle doors being opened into the path of bikes when the vehicle is parked. Approaching cyclists, motorbikes or even cars are detected by the sensors and sound/light warnings go off. If any passenger continues to open the door, the door handle will light up, vibrate and buzz to alert them to the danger.

This technology will be implemented in cars, but will definitely be approved by bikers, who often fall into the blind spot of car drivers.


Last edited by Tushar : 21st January 2015 at 14:52.
Tushar is offline   (4) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 21st January 2015, 16:46   #2
Senior - BHPian
 
HammerHead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Goan in Pune
Posts: 1,093
Thanked: 210 Times
Default Re: Jaguar reveals the ‘Bike Sense’ safety technology

Mod Note : There are several spelling & grammatical errors in your posts. This negatively affects the forum experience for other readers.

Kindly ensure that you proof-read your posts prior to submission. Also, it would be a good idea to use spell-checkers.

Last edited by GTO : 27th January 2015 at 11:52.
HammerHead is offline   Reply With Quote Received Infraction
Old 21st January 2015, 17:06   #3
Senior - BHPian
 
Latheesh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bangalore/Kannur
Posts: 2,985
Thanked: 2,671 Times
Default Re: Jaguar reveals the ‘Bike Sense’ safety technology

If implemented in India: Your alarm will never stops, you will never be able to open the door, and owners will complain about vibrating accelerator pedal!!
Latheesh is online now   (5) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 22nd January 2015, 09:11   #4
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Delhi
Posts: 105
Thanked: 13 Times
Default Re: Jaguar reveals the ‘Bike Sense’ safety technology

I would suggest them to test it here in India. They might find that the music system is too redundant with this kind of system. In countries where traffic is organized, it would make a lot of sense. In places like India, it would be disabled, well, all the time :-)
tajender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd January 2015, 09:59   #5
Senior - BHPian
 
Tushar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,138
Thanked: 8,356 Times
Default Re: Jaguar reveals the ‘Bike Sense’ safety technology

Highly unlikely JLR models in India will get this feature. Even technology like GPS cruise control or lane keeping assist get skipped, simply because they aren't feasible here.
Tushar is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Road Sense and No Sense of responsibility iceman91 Street Experiences 183 7th March 2016 19:05
Jaguar reveals XKR-S GT dgupta The International Automotive Scene 1 27th March 2013 16:48
City gets some Civic sense, Civic gets a new sense. sidindica The Indian Car Scene 469 5th September 2010 12:18
The Thrilling Potential of Sixth Sense Technology challa Gadgets, Computers & Software 3 23rd November 2009 12:54


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 22:22.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks