- Information Processing Society of Japan
- Journal of Information Processing (ISSN:18826652)
- vol.28, pp.3-15, 2020 (Released:2020-01-15)
In this paper, we describe the current situation of the motorcycle industry, the world's markets, and the trend of motorcycle researches. The purpose is to promote researches and developments of motorcycles so that motorcycles become safer and more convenient, and people will obtain good user-experiences (UX) with their motorcycle in their life. We summarize the current research issues and the current social issues about motorcycles, and then we introduce a solution for them with informatics and its related science and engineering. To make a motorcycle safer and to enhance its mobility, it is essential to investigate the motorcycle dynamics. The motion of a rider is also essential, and it affects the motorcycle motion, whereas the motion of a car driver seldom affects the car motion. It is because the weight of a rider is large enough, comparing to the weight of a motorcycle, and a rider usually moves widely to operate the motorcycle. In order to investigate the dynamics of the motorcycle system, which consists of a motorcycle itself and a rider, it is required to obtain appropriate sensing data of both the motorcycle and the rider to improve the knowledge of the dynamics by the data. Such data and knowledge can be applied to other applications and services such as sensing road traffic conditions. In this paper, we introduce the concept of the research project, Bikeinformatics, and the capability of GNSS precise positioning to append adequate labels to measured data with low-cost sensors.