Side View Assist is a new technology, designed for scooters, that monitors the vehicles' blind spots and helps prevent the rider from selecting a riding trajectory that puts them at risk for crossing paths with other vehicles. This technology is one of a whole range of upgrades announced for the 2016 scooter line-up of BMW Motorrad.
The system's workings are pretty simple yet highly effective. When a rider uses their indicators to signal a change in trajectory -- for example, if they are looking to change lanes on the highway -- the system warns them if other vehicles are moving within the radius that is being monitored.
On the C650 GT for example, Side View Assist activates at speeds from 25 to 80 km/h and detects vehicles when the difference in speed doesn't go beyond 10 km/h. This high-tech technology could go a long way towards reducing incidence of road accidents.