Bosch rolls out world’s first fully integrated split-screen for motorcycles on road

November 17, 2020 | 18:00
A freely programmable split screen that simultaneously displays vehicle information and app content from a smartphone was once reserved exclusively for premium cars. The new integrated connectivity cluster by Bosch is making this feature available for motorcycles in the form of a 10.25-inch TFT display.

Additionally, the smartphone integration solution mySPIN by Bosch brings the connected phone’s content to the motorcycle’s display. A representative Bosch survey among 2, 600 motorcycle riders found that eight out of 10 riders would welcome this function. “Our clusters in combination with mySPIN offer a new riding experience with more safety and convenience for motorcycle riders. For us, this is the next step in terms of connectivity for motorcycles,” said Geoff Liersch, president of the Two-Wheeler and Powersports unit at Bosch.

The new 10.25-inch TFT display debuts this year on BMW motorcycles. The display’s new dimensions show all relevant information at one glance without distracting the rider.

bolsch rolls out worlds first fully integrated split screen for motorcycles on road
Bosch's new split-screen on a 10.25-inch TFT display

Users decide on the content they wish to see on the screen, all of which can be controlled by the handlebar. The contents of a smartphone app, for example, are automatically adapted with mySPIN to show relevant information fitting the size of the motorcycle display. The split-screen continues to show key indicators such as speed and warnings.

As the leading supplier of motorcycle safety systems, Bosch’s top priority for years is to make motorcycle riding safer.

According to the Bosch survey, nearly 90 per cent of riders use their smartphone to prepare or follow-up on trips. One-third puts themselves in great danger using their smartphone even while riding.

Bosch has developed the smartphone integration solution mySPIN to make the usage of smartphone content safe and more comfortable. Available in the powersports segment since 2018 – this includes for example so-called all-terrain vehicles or personal watercraft – in BRP vehicles, mySPIN will be now introduced in the motorcycle segment for the first time.

Ducati will introduce it together with Bosch’s also new 6.5-inch connectivity display without the split-screen option.

“We want motorcyclists to be able to access smartphone content in an integrated and easy way while riding their bike. With the mySPIN platform and integrated connectivity cluster, we have found the right way to do it,” said Vincenzo De Silvio, Research and Development director at Ducati. From 2021, the solution will also be introduced by Kawasaki.

bolsch rolls out worlds first fully integrated split screen for motorcycles on road
Smartphone integration solution mySPIN

The rider gets access to a rich service offering via various motorcycle-specific apps. With partners such as REVER to download, track and share exciting routes with a community of like-minded riders, Genius Maps and Sygic to find the way to a nearby hotel or restaurant and Dash Radio1 for free premium digital radio, mySPIN offers an enhanced riding experience. The app portfolio is continuously expanded on a global basis.

As the leading supplier of motorcycle safety systems, Bosch’s top priority for years is to make motorcycle riding safer but the company also wants to offer riders to a more convenient and exciting experience.

Connectivity between the rider and motorcycle and its surroundings plays a crucial role. One example is Help Connect, a digitally connected emergency call system for motorcycles which helps to enhance road safety by enabling the fast, automatic dispatch of rescue services in the event of an accident. This is further proof of how Bosch is making motorised two-wheelers fit for the requirements of tomorrow’s mobility.

Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 400,000 associates worldwide as of December 31, 2019. The company generated sales of €77.7 billion ($91.9 billion) in 2019.

Mobility Solutions is the largest Bosch Group business sector. It generated sales of €46.8 billion ($55.3 billion) in 2019 and thus contributed 60 per cent of total sales from operations. This makes the Bosch Group one of the leading automotive suppliers.

By Anh Duc

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