Researchers are using technology to improve motorcycle safety in ways that could change the way we ride. With the EatSleepRIDE Motorcycles App, a crash is detected automatically and notifications are sent to your pre-set contacts with your exact geo-location, all from your iPhone. How high-tech should motorcycles get?

Hearing voices in your head? That's just your augmented reality helmet

LiveMap is a motorcyclist's version of a high-tech dashboard in helmet form, which includes GPS directions, a speedometer, and voice control so riders don't have to pull over to navigate.

The LiveMap helmet costs approximately $1500 for those who pre-order the product while it is in development. It would be a great purchase for the gadget junkies among us who want to get from point A to point B with as few disruptions and detours as possible.

Some concerns from riders: The helmet is big and bulky and the audio/visual features are potentially distracting for riders.

Taking the driving out of riding a motorcycle

Autonomous driving technologies that allow vehicles to ‟talk” to each other and their surroundings are being tested with the motorcycle by Honda and BMW.

In its early stages, the technology acts more like an assisted driving system that helps riders anticipate traffic changes and movements by other motorists. A set of red and green lights on a rider's dash panel would notify them of upcoming obstructions.

Some concerns from riders: A distracting dash panel and it may lead to riders lowering their defenses while riding.

CrashLight: Motorcycle safety from your iPhone

The EatSleepRIDE App and CrashLight technology is an affordable option that does not require additional hardware; it is operated from your smartphone. This app is for riders who want their ride data and safety features to improve their ride, but don't want to alter their experience while riding.

Spot vs. the EatSleepRIDE Motorcycles App

Spot vs. the EatSleepRIDE Motorcycles App

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Crashlight sounds cool, but a heads-up display and even audio GPS are horrifically bad ideas. The act of reading a map and directions then remembering them sharpens one's brain. So what if I have to pull over because I didn't want to try and memorize the entire route? If I can remember a set of directions, after 7 concussions, anyone can!