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6/30/2015
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IoT Makes Motorcycles, Helmets Safer, Smarter

Most of the IoT discussion has focused on connected cars, but motorcycles and other vehicles are getting into the market with surprising results.
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StaceyE
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8/31/2015 | 11:29:23 AM
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What is even funnier, is that it still isn't fixed...even though his dad has offered to fo it for him...lol
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8/28/2015 | 2:32:06 PM
Re: The connected motorcycle vs the traditional one
Susan,

And I assume you will soon be sharing those insights with all us interested folks at Informationweek!!!

When is the Good day coming?

Hopefully soon!

Would love to hear what you have observed in this space today.

Have you had the oppurtunity to sample/try out Daimler's new driverless trucks?

It seems they have reached Level 3 on the Driving Difficulty here.

Nevada state Highways and Germany's autobahns have given full permission for them to ply their trucks now.

Sounds like a great idea in practice!

 
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8/28/2015 | 2:28:40 PM
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Stacey,

Your son's story was enormously funny!!!

Thanks for sharing it!

One learns a lot everyday.Is'nt it?

There is no real end to the learning.

Just one has to be humble and embrace change.

Everything then just falls into place(sort of).

 
Ashu001
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8/28/2015 | 2:25:14 PM
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Stacey,

I don't want to give the impression that absolutely nothing good will come out of this IoT Phase.

I just heard that Daimler has got permission for virtually Driverless Trucks(on Nevada State Highways).

In addition,they seem to have got full Autobahn Permission in Germany as well.

Your Helmet idea is a step in the right direction(especially if it comes built in with Collision Avoidance Mechanisms in place).

 
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7/31/2015 | 1:34:21 PM
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The topic of bad ideas made me think of my son. He recently bought a new house that has french doors with windows and his front door is mostly glass. He decided to buy curtains and install them himself..good idea. The bad idea came with installation. He hung the curtain rods on the wall above the doors!!!! (Instead of to the doors)... Had to laugh. been a few weeks and he still hasn't corrected it.
Susan Fourtané
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7/31/2015 | 12:49:58 PM
Re: The connected motorcycle vs the traditional one
Ashish, quite thought provoking questions, indeed. I recently visited the Autoshow exhibition in Brussels, Belgium, and loved to see all the old cars and motorcycles. They have an impressive collection that goes back to 1900s and visits every decade until the present. There are also some Europeancarriages from way before 1900s. It was super interesting so see the technology before each decade in the automotive industry. I even saw the very first electric car. :) I have a picture, and everything. So, with all this I want to say that during my visit to the Autoshow I had present this, and all my articles about connected, autonomous, and electric vehicles. And yes, I also had some thoughts about the future, and what it will bring to the automotive industry with all the new technology, and also AI. -Susan
Susan Fourtané
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7/31/2015 | 12:40:37 PM
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That's true, Stacey! :) -Susan
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7/31/2015 | 12:04:31 PM
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I think something to alert the rider is a great idea. Indicators on sideview mirrors like cars have would be a good safety addition to a motorcycle to let them know if someone is coming up beside them. Some helmets offer limited visual ability for riders.
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7/31/2015 | 11:56:07 AM
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You're correct, an accident could only end badly.
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7/31/2015 | 11:54:30 AM
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@ Susan

I think it would be more difficult to recognize the good ideas without some bad ones along the way!
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