Honda files patent for ultra-advanced mind-control motorcycle technology


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How cool it is to ride a motorbike that rolls on its own. Well, that exact technology might still be decades away, but Honda would be working on similar lines. The company has now filed for probably one of the craziest patents ever created on a motorcycle that can be partially controlled by mere thought.

While at this point it could be argued that all motorcycles are controlled by the mind which sends signals to the limbs who in turn control the motorcycle. The latest patent, however, suggests the company is working on a more efficient way of doing things with brain signals directly affecting motorcycle behavior.

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This doesn’t mean the bike will turn right when the rider thinks about going right, but Honda’s new technology involves partial changes to the settings and assistance systems on the bike. The bike will come with an advanced helmet with built-in neural sensors capturing the rider’s flow of thoughts. The on-board computer of the bicycle will pick up these signals and adjust the necessary setting according to the rider’s requests.

Most of the premium bikes of today’s age come with driver assistance features like wheel control, traction control, power modes, etc. In addition, Ducati’s latest Multistrada V4 is the first motorcycle to bring an active radar system to the market. This technology enables active cruise control and collision warning, and more.

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According to Honda’s new patent, the motorcycle will be able to detect input from the rider’s brain. If the rider plans to lift the front wheel (although this is illegal in most parts of the world), the technology would help them by automatically taking control of various aspects of the bike and help the rider lift the front end. by minimizing traction control and by increasing power to the rear wheel (setting the driving modes).

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