Honda Motor has been granted a patent for a straddle type vehicle with a unique display system. The vehicle includes a front display unit for speed information and automatic traveling control details. The design allows for easy monitoring of vehicle speed and control settings for a safer driving experience. GlobalData’s report on Honda Motor gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Patent granted for display units in straddle type vehicle

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Honda Motor Co Ltd

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11926386B2) discloses a straddle type vehicle equipped with advanced features for automatic traveling control. The vehicle includes a display panel with a vehicle speed information display unit and multiple automatic traveling information display units. These units provide information such as set vehicle speed and set inter-vehicle distance to ensure safe and efficient travel. The display panel is strategically positioned on the front side of the vehicle, with the speed information display changing position based on the vehicle's speed. Additionally, the arrangement of the automatic traveling information display units is designed to enhance visibility and accessibility for the driver, with specific units placed in relation to the speed information display for easy reference.

Furthermore, the patent details the inclusion of a navigation information display unit in the vehicle, along with additional automatic traveling information display units for comprehensive control and monitoring. The set vehicle speed information display unit and set inter-vehicle distance information display unit are positioned in a coordinated manner on the display panel, facilitating quick access and understanding for the driver. The innovative design of the display panel and the arrangement of the various information display units aim to enhance the overall driving experience and safety of the straddle type vehicle. This patent showcases advancements in vehicle technology focused on improving automatic traveling control and providing essential information to the driver in a clear and efficient manner.

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