RIDEOLOGY meets AI

RIDEOLOGY expresses the kodawari, or great care, that Kawasaki takes in crafting the way their motorcycles feel to ride. The basis of this unique development philosophy is Kawasaki’s desire to not produce machines simply as a means of getting from A to B; rather Kawasaki pursues all possibilities in order to create machines that are fun and rewarding for riders to control. One of the avenues being pursued explores the advantages offered by information and communication technologies, including AI (Artificial Intelligence). Imagine a motorcycle that uses two-way communication to convey riding conditions to the rider, and that, in the process of adapting to rider cues, develops a unique response pattern. That is the future Kawasaki envisions as we work on bringing you new kinds of next-generation motorcycles. Please read on to discover the AI-based technologies that Kawasaki is on the verge of being able to offer now.

RIDEOLOGY expresses the kodawari, or great care, that Kawasaki takes in crafting the way their motorcycles feel to ride. The basis of this unique development philosophy is Kawasaki’s desire to not produce machines simply as a means of getting from A to B; rather Kawasaki pursues all possibilities in order to create machines that are fun and rewarding for riders to control. One of the avenues being pursued explores the advantages offered by information and communication technologies, including AI (Artificial Intelligence).
Imagine a motorcycle that uses two-way communication to convey riding conditions to the rider, and that, in the process of adapting to rider cues, develops a unique response pattern.
That is the future Kawasaki envisions as we work on bringing you new kinds of next-generation motorcycles.
Please read on to discover the AI-based technologies that Kawasaki is on the verge of being able to offer now.

NOW / What we can do NOW

1

Rider-Machine Voice Interaction

So far, rider-machine interaction has consisted of pressing buttons to scroll through and visually confirm a wide variety of information presented on an LCD screen, but now it is possible for the rider to ask for and receive information from the motorcycle simply by speaking. The motorcycle will search for information via the internet when the rider needs to know something, and then respond verbally. For example, useful riding information, like how much fuel range is left, or what the weather is like at the intended destination, can be easily obtained.

2

Visual Ride Playback

Riding logs that have been expressed with numbers and graphs on smartphones, can now be shown visually with 3D models. Animations depicting speed and lean angle in combination with the route map allow the rider to relive their trip as they play back their ride.
* Rider interaction with the app should be limited to when the vehicle is not being operated and it is safe to do so.

Incorporating these functions and services is planned for a number of motorcycles that are currently on sale.

FUTURE / What we will be able to do in the FUTURE

More Information Coming Soon…