Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Chattanooga, TN
IMHO, items like this won't remain for 'the guy that falls over' for long. Like seat belts, airbags and blind spot cameras/indicators, these things will mostly become standard equipment within a few years of being available as options. The gyro system that keeps this Honda from falling over isn't brand new. Honda has been doing similar things in robotics for years. These systems will certainly continue to grow in effectiveness and efficiency. Of course as they become readily available (affordable) the costs will come down dramatically.
It's a rather short trip to front cameras and sensors being employed on many vehicles for crash avoidance. Not just the driverless ones. The driverless vehicles will be showing up more and more in the near future. Within 10 years we'll essentially have Goerge Jetson's vehicle as an option for the ultra wealthy. Within 10 years of that the technology trickles down as an affordable option for many more. It's a short road to it being standard fare after that. The key is mass acceptance of new technology.
Aesthetically, Polaris came out with George's motorcycle as the Victory Vision years ago. It's about time the operation technology catches up with the looks.
All the best,
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2012 Pearl White CCT. Lloyds DR cams, Timing Wheel (+4), Air Filter, 1/4 Turn Throttle Ring, PCV, Tri Oval mufflers, Dyno Tune from Rylan Vos - The Vic Shop: 112/113. Bad Ace Billet tank lifts and Raging Cajun Medium Low & Throaty mufflers added well after the Dyno run.