Smartphones on motorcycles and dedicated motorcycle navigation systems currently are not satisfying in many ways. This project followed a different approach based on a set of available hardware components (phone, Bluetooth headset, head up display (HUD), wristband controller, optionally a helmet camera), combining them through a software solution designed specifically for the needs of motorcycle riders.
The following features were implemented:
> Navigation information from the phones navigation (Google based) getting displayed in the drivers HUD (in different visualizations like an ordinary map, or as instructions in combination with animated symbols);
> Tour tracking (to record, comment and save a tour to redo, or share with other users. Optionally with multimedia support from the helmet camera);
> Call Handling for incoming and outgoing calls (using the HUD, the BT headset, and the wrist controller);
> Automatic crash detection and emergency calls (including GPS location and additional parameters (driver, blood group etc.);
> Drive performance logging (logging speed, acceleration etc.) and (if possible) to connect to on board diagnosis systems.
Author: Diogo Mendes
Type: MSc thesis
Partner: Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto