There are a number of issues that lead to communicating on a bike being rather more difficult than many would like. Unlike for those that own a car, it is difficult to talk to fellow passengers, such as those riding pillion or in a sidecar.
It’s also incredibly difficult to talk to others, over greater distances. Communicating using a mobile phone, for instance, is complicated by two key factors.
The first is that it’s physically difficult to use a mobile phone while riding a bike. Picking up an object, such as a phone, is difficult and crash helmets make it seemingly impossible to conduct a conversation in this way.
A further factor is that of noise. The seating position adopted by bike riders means that most are much more exposed to engine noise than would be the case in a car.
Indeed, this is something that many of us will have noticed when seeing (and hearing) a motorbike in operation. There’s also additional noise caused by the motion of a bike, particularly in less than favourable weather conditions.
So, how can technology help to solve such problems?
There are a number of companies now offering headsets that can be attached to existing helmets. These are often comprised of headphones and an associated microphone.
If the motorcycle owner and passenger are both making use of such headsets, communication can be become much easier. Indeed, the technology is such that it can reduce background noise.
When combining such a system with bluetooth technology, it suddenly becomes possible to make and receive mobile phone calls, without having to physically pick up the phone.
This then allows a motorcycle owner to communicate with people elsewhere. Such technological developments are transforming the way in which people are able to communicate while on the move.