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Samsung wants to transform motorcycle windshields into screens

Samsung introduces the Smart Windshield to keep riders attention on the roads as opposed to a smartphone.

Samsung Smart Windshield

Samsung introduces the Smart Windshield to keep riders attention on the roads as opposed to a smartphone.


Riding a motorcycle is dangerous enough. Add a smartphone into the mix and things can get pretty messy. If you think texting and driving in a car is bad, imagine being a rider fiddling with a smartphone for directions. It sounds crazy, but this is something some motorcycle riders actually do. I’ve seen it.

So to help keep drivers hands on the handlebars as opposed to a phone, Samsung introduced a prototype of Smart Windshield.

Here’s how The Next Web sums it up:

The idea behind the Smart Windshield is that it can display incoming calls, emails and messages, as well as notifications from social media and navigation instructions. While some may argue that having calls and texts display on the windshield could be even more of a distraction, the notifications will only contain a tiny amount of information, like the sender’s name and time, so the driver can decide whether they want to pull over and respond.

They will not be able to use the windshield display to respond as you would on your phone but it will allow drivers to send a canned response explaining that they are driving.

Although the idea is still in its earliest stage of development, it’s certainly a push in the right direction. Motorcycle riders need more safety and protection measures and it seems Samsung wants to help.

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