Smart Turn System

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The turn indicator is one of the most underrated safety feature on a motorcycle. Proper use of indicators can go a long way in reducing the number of rear ended collisions on the road. Sometimes, we forget to cancel the indicators after completing a turn. This is when things get dangerous. In order to prevent this, a new safety system called the Smart Turn System has been developed for motorcycles.

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What is it?

The Smart Turn System is essentially a self-cancelling device that accurately switches off the indicators when the rider completes the turn. Self-cancelling indicators are present in all cars these days whereas motorcycles usually require the rider to manually turn off the indicators after negotiating a turn. Motorcycle self-cancelling indicators are currently offered by some premium brands like Harley Davidson, Triumph etc. But these systems usually function by using a timer relay and sometimes misinterpret the vehicle’s position.

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How does it work?

The Smart Turn System is a right step in the right direction for motorcycle automation. The system uses advanced motion sensing technology that calculates the bike’s trajectory and position using a large amount of data. This data is acquired by various on-board sensors. Even if the rider has used the indicators to switch lanes, the system can accurately tell when the lane switch is completed and turn off the indicators.

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The STS technology is developed by ABCS Systems-a company based out of Ljubljana in Slovenia. The company’s aim is to develop next-gen technology in the field of motorcycle automation. Currently, the tech is still being tested extensively. There are two variants on offer currently and prices will start at 160$ (approx). Stay tuned for more information in this segment.

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