When BMW Motorrad launched the Imaginative and prescient Subsequent 100 at an occasion held in Los Angeles in October 2016, the spectacular bike got here bundled with a pair of “information glasses.” Quick ahead to July 2023, the same tech is hitting the market because the “ConnectedRide Smartglasses.” Advertising and marketing jargon apart, these are motorbike goggles that incorporate a head-up show to extend security whereas driving by not having to look down on the bike’s display screen.
Important information equivalent to pace, the gear you’re in, and navigation instructions are projected instantly into the rider’s subject of view in real-time. You possibly can hook up the good glasses to a smartphone by means of Bluetooth or through a devoted app. The rider can alter the settings through the use of the multi-controller on the bike’s handlebars. BMW Motorrad might be promoting them in two sizes (M and L) with completely different nostril pads and with two units of lenses (one tinted and one 85% clear) with a built-in gentle sensor and UVA/UVB filter.
The lithium-ion battery has sufficient juice for as much as 10 hours, and after it’s depleted, it may be recharged utilizing a USB cable. The good glasses from BMW Motorrad are constructed with an anthracite body and could be tailored for all kinds of helmets and face shapes to make them comfy on longer journeys. These tinted lenses flip the good glasses right into a pair of sun shades whereas those which might be 85% clear are advisable for use when you have got a helmet with a built-in solar visor. Those that put on contact lenses ought to know that good glasses can be utilized with out making any modifications. When you have prescription glasses, the lenses could be adjusted as much as 4 diopters.
BMW Motorrad hasn’t put a price ticket on them simply but however says the good glasses might be out there in most states later this yr. You’ll be wanting moderately cool sporting these glasses whereas driving the new-for-2024 BMW CE 02 additionally launched right this moment with a beginning value of $7,599.
Supply: BMW Motorrad