Motorcycle Black Box, a Project as Cool as It Gets
While the idea is so far in its infancy, it comes with a lot of potential.
First of all it can be extremely useful for racing enthusiasts: imagine having all the riding data stored on a small memory card and being able to analyze everything you do over the entire day or weekend at the track. Adding in supplemental sensors such as GPS ones can take things even further, allowing racers to analyze their lines and overlay mechanical data on their performance.
Another great use for Lukusz' invention is helping the tuners and builders acquire more accurate data on the machines. This could work for those who tune engines, injection and ignition systems, even exhaust manufacturers.
A third potential development path for the motorcycle black box is being able to record multiple riding data sensors and timecode-match the info with the images recorded by a dashboard camera. This would prove extremely accurate info on how was a motorcyclist riding prior to a crash, rendering the “he was riding twice the speed of light” claims (we're all sick of) highly worthless.
In case someone analyzing the images can't estimate or won't believe that the speed was legal, providing the investigators with black box data would definitely set things right, at least in this respect.
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