These "safety wallah`s" do`nt know enough about riding bikes ON THE ROAD. Not on the road for a couple, of times month either, but riding regularly at all times in all condtions.
What would be a far better idea is to make a head up display inside or just outside your helmet visor. No need to take your eyes off the road Mr Safety expert. The road is where the danger is not on a bloody computer program.
Make it wireless and linked to a fixed GPS unit in the bike by the manufacturers. No other parts on the bike.
The wireless helmet gear comes as an optional extra leaving the choice of whether to have one down to the rider. Not only could the bike manufacturers make their own helmet kit which could have higher or lower specifications, but other independant companies could make their own units for helmets. The helmet kits could be programmable to turn various features on or off for different skills levels or different bike useage, different roads.
The complete wire free kit could include the capability for bike intercoms, SATNAV for the head up display with audio, basic units for rookies, and more features for experienced riders or professional riders, speed advice if you want it on the heads up display, weather advice if its cold, traffic advice,etc.
Thats the kind of thing we would like. Experienced riders will not want (or have) all the computer generated safety buzzers, whistles, bells and alarms.
We have been saying for decades why do`nt they sort out a head up display for the bikes speed ?????????? !!!!!!!!!!!!!! HEAD UP SPEED DISPLAY PLEASE !!
Watching the road IS MORE likey to save your life and help road safety than constantly monitoring the speedo or an additional gadget down near the tank or bars somewhere. What happens when your speedo reads a different speed to whats on the gadget above ? In a fraction of a second quick glance downwards at the speedo in traffic, which one is right? Confusing !
A lot of companies could generate a lot of business from my idea and it will promote better bike safety and would actually be useful.