When it comes to riding, safety is everything. Safety allows you to have fun, take in a range of experiences, keep fit, remain in one piece, and go home to your loved ones. Without safety, any ride could end very differently.
Ridersmate uses advanced GPS technology to keep you in contact with emergency numbers should you become separated from your ride and unable to call for help. Over the past few months we’ve helped hundreds of riders to make the most of their ride, in some cases saving them from being stranded, alone and in need of medical assistance.
With safety as our driving force, we regularly meet up with other designers and engineers from across the world who are also helping to increase road safety, especially for riders. That’s why we’ve teamed up with BikeHUD (Head-Up Display), which is a culmination of years of research and development into keeping motorcyclists in control at all times. The system helps motorcycle riders to keep their eyes on the road and traffic conditions by positioning key information inside the helmet’s visor. This can include speed, gear selection, engine revs, indicators, fuel, speed cameras and directions, yet the system is designed so that the display never becomes too busy, making data access natural rather than distracting. In fact, it means that you never have to glance down at your instruments, keeping your attention on the road from start to finish.
We know what you’re thinking. You’re worried that switching your focus from road to display will become disorientating. You’d be right if this were the case, but due to the focal length being set near to infinity, the motorcyclist’s eyes stay fixed on the road and potential hazards ahead. Whilst Ridersmate is ideal for every kind of rider (including cyclists, mountain bikers and horse riders), BikeHUD has been created solely for motorcyclists. It fits any motorcycle with a 12V electrical circuit, can be mounted to absolutely any motorcycle helmet, connects to your on-board computer and GPS unit via a single cable, and is accessed through a glove-friendly handlebar-mounted, four-button keyboard. It’s an ingenious invention and we at Ridersmate are very excited to be involved.
Similar to Ridersmate, the BikeHUD device has been meticulously designed for deliberately simplified usage, thereby doing its job whilst letting you remain focused on the journey. Together we’re developing and expanding ways to keep you safe, as we believe that every rider should get from A to B with minimum fuss and maximum enjoyment.