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LAS VEGAS — While cars are increasingly becoming more tech-savvy by the minute, motorcycles have been left in the proverbial dust. That is, until now. BMW debuted its laser headlight and head-up display (HUD) helmet concepts.


BMW motorcycle HUD



The HUD helmet

BMW applied its car HUD technology to this new concept helmet. Just like in its cars, this helmet projects data in the riders' direct line of vision. Riders will now be able to see current tire pressure, oil and fuel levels, travel speed and selected gear, speed limit and road sign recognition, plus warnings of impending dangers.

However, that's not all its tech tricks. According to BMW, it may be possible to display this information in real time, "for example to give due warning of any suddenly impending hazards."

BMW motorcycle HUD



The helmet also includes forward-facing and rear-facing cameras. The front can aide in safety warnings and record the ride. In the future, the other could be used as a digital rearview camera. The rider cab wirelessly direct what he or she sees in the HUD with a controller fitted to the lefthand handlebar.

The technology in this helmet can be added to an existing helmet without infringing on rider comfort or safety. BMW says it wants to offer the next-gen HUD tech in a few years time.



Let's talk lasers

BMW's 1600 GLT motorcycle borrows the laser headlight technology already on production i8 and 7 Series outside the U.S.

The laser headlight not only produces a brighter, whiter light than LEDs, but it also has illumination that extends 1,968 feet — twice the normal projection of a standard motorcycle light.

While it's currently just a concept, BMW has created the laser-lit 1600 GLT as a "feasibility test." That means, BMW is weighing the cost/benefit.



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