Renewables

Electric superbike to revolutionise the motorcycling industry

3rd January 2020
Lanna Cooper

Damon Motorcycles announced that its CoPilot advanced warning system will be powered by BlackBerry QNX technology across its entire line-up of advanced electric motorcycles. As part of the agreement, Damon has licensed BlackBerry QNX technology, including its real time operating system to serve as the safe and secure foundation for the Damon CoPilot warning system on its new flagship electric motorcycle.

Damon will unveil this disruptive, limited edition superbike, the Hypersport Pro, and open reservations to the public online and at CES at 10am PST (6pm GMT), on 7th January. In BlackBerry’s booth, attendees will also be able to experience Damon’s next generation motorcycle first-hand in the #FutureOfMotorcycling Interactive Experience, a rideable, leaning stationary motorcycle that uses virtual reality to showcase the motorcycle’s unique features on the show floor.

These features include its powerful all-electric performance, its CoPilot advanced warning system, and Shift, its patented rider ergonomics that lets riders electronically adjust the Hypersport’s riding position while in motion.

CoPilot uses radar, cameras and non-visual sensors to track the speed, direction and velocity of moving objects around the motorcycle. Attendees can book a time slot to experience it at CES by visiting damonmotorcycles.com/VR.

“We’re on a mission to unleash the full potential of personal mobility for the world’s commuters,” said Jay Giraud, Chief Executive Officer of Damon Motorcycles. “To address this, we spent the last three years developing an AI-powered, fully connected, e-motorcycle platform that incorporates CoPilot, our proprietary 360º warning system. By building it on BlackBerry’s best-in-class technology that is safety certified, Damon motorcycles will be the safest, most advanced electric motorcycle in the market.”

“With its advanced collision warning system, Damon’s new Hypersport Pro is a game-changing model for the motorcycle industry,” said Grant Courville, VP, Product Management and Strategy, BlackBerry QNX.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to have them in our booth and look forward to showing off the highly secure software that delivers enhanced situational awareness and increased peace of mind for riders. BlackBerry QNX is leading the way in next-generation mobility systems by providing a safe and secure platform for connected vehicles and beyond and we’re proud to work with Damon on this exciting advancement.”

With performance specs to be released at CES 2020, Damon’s advanced prototypes are set to hit the roads in mid-2020 to the largest mobility segment well overdue for a safer, smarter, zero emission solution.

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