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    Am I the only one?

    With a full-blown car PC on two wheels?

    Everything you'd expect in IVI, plus:
    • crash detection and response
    • weather radar
    • blind spot detection
    • embedded SBC for telemetry and security
    • and more...
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    There's a blindspot on a motorcycle? Hmm that's a new one on me. Also wondering what you do when a flash rain starts?

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    Of course there is a blind spot - especially when you have on a helmet. This feature will left one know when there is metal close to the bike on either side.

    The monitor is rugged and very "resistant" to water. The cores are in waterproof enclosures.
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    That screen is looking crispy on a sunny day tho. Gotta be transflective. Have any pics of how the pc is mounted?

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    These are shots of the core. There is also a Phidget SBC running telemetry and sensors that report back to the core asynchronously.

    The case is a re-purposed TE288 with extensive internal modification to house a VIA pico-ITX. SSD's for vibration resistance. The location of the core in the "stingray" allow for airflow while protecting the device from moisture.

    This is my mule bike. I am packaging this whole rig for various environments and adding my own software. I will have a build for touring bikes such as this. I will also have a build for adventure riders in a more rugged enclosure.
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    What pico are you running, the 830? I dont think any of the other via pico's can run Centrafuse 3.1/5/6 smoothly.
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    Yes, sort of. This is the pico 820. I am on Windows for the moment. I will be trashing the OS and running a skinny Linux.

    I don't plan to continue to use Centrafuse. It is a fine product, but unfortunately development is too slow for my needs.

    On this platform the use case is different. I don't care about video playback, or chat, or web surfing, or a myriad of other toy features. In this environment entertainment is a secondary concern.

    In my opinion we focus too much on geeky tweaks. These platforms are much more powerful and can host serious software.

    My goal is to elevate this hobby to a serious business. As such I am focused on safety and survivability. I want the system to save my life, or tell me where the vehicle is if it is missing, or tell my family where I am at on the road, or to document a crash, or to facilitate communications with my pack. Only then should it play music.

    I am looking for partners to develop the system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CohesiveTech View Post
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    My goal is to elevate this hobby to a serious business. As such I am focused on safety and survivability. I want the system to save my life, or tell me where the vehicle is if it is missing, or tell my family where I am at on the road, or to document a crash, or to facilitate communications with my pack. Only then should it play music.
    ....


    Good luck and look forward to future updates.
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    This is awesome! I've seen at least one BMW K series here, do a search. Very cool project, please keep us posted.

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    Ok I have to ask, how did you getting weather radar to work and what/how are you doing the blind spot detection?

    And do you have this working on linux yet?

    What flaver of linux are you using? Ubuntu, meego ivi, puppy??

    I would sure like something like that on my bike. I mmean since I live in tx where you get to ride 10 months out of the year it would sure be nice.

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