Patent images reveal a new front-facing camera for Honda Africa Twin

Patent images reveal a new front-facing camera for Honda Africa Twin

KUALA LUMPUR: Yes, you read it just right. Honda will add a new front-facing camera on the upcoming Africa Twin motorcycle, confirming the recent patent images.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What are the key advantages of a frontal camera on the Africa Twin?

    The new addition will come in handy in traffic monitoring and offer data to active rider aids. The front camera would use sensors and not a lens and will feature variable focus and zoom functionality.
  • How will the front camera stay protected from dust and stones?

    Located below the LED headlamp, this placement will keep the camera protected from road debris like dust and stones.
  • Honda recently filed a patent drawing of the Africa Twin with a new camera on the front. The new addition will come in handy in traffic monitoring and offer data to active rider aids. The front camera would use sensors and not a lens and will feature variable focus and zoom functionality.

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    Honda Africa Twin patent

    In addition to the new front camera, Honda has also filed a patent for its own camera mount which on the Africa Twin would be located below the LED headlamp. This placement assures the camera remains protected from road debris like dust and stones which could otherwise damage the unit. Also, the light thrown by the vehicle ahead would not hinder the camera’s function via this placement. Thus ensuring a clear image always, day or night, on- or off-road.

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    There’s more to Honda’s front-facing camera. Instead of being fixed as many may expect, it remains suspended. This feature keeps it immune from vibrations.

    Honda Africa Twin camera patent

    While the mount and front camera seen in the patent images is specific to the Africa Twin as of now, however, both are expected to be adapted to other Honda motorcycles.

    Honda Africa Twin camera mount patent

    The new addition by Honda to its motorcycle is expected to be of great use. What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

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