The RoadOne controller replaces messy multiple switches to operate electrical accessories such as chargers, heated grips and seat, dash cams and auxiliary lights.
It allows riders to switch these devices on and off with the wave of a hand and a voice command.
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Prices start at $A225 for the controller and phone charger or $A127 for funding supporters.
You can also buy packs that include their dashcam, lights and various warmers, or buy them separately.
RoadOne works with their proprietary accessories and you will need to buy their adaptors to work with other products. They are working on developing an adaptor for GPS units as well.
Plug&Play plan to go into production in August and deliver from October.
Be aware there are risks to crowd-funding campaigns and you may not get a full refund if the project does not go ahead.
Plug&Ride has a flexible goal of $42,450 and has collected about a quarter so far with about 50 days to go.
How it works
RoadOne is basically a Bluetooth controller centre on your handlebars that uses their phone app to recognise voice commands, so you will require a helmet intercom to operate it.
You simply plug all the devices into a centralised box under your seat that is connection to the battery.
The device won’t drain your battery if you forget to switch the devices off when you park your bike as the app has a proximity feature that switches the unit off when you walk away.
It reactivates when you return to your bike.
Plug&Play also hope to raise up to $A170,000 capital to fund extra accessories such as a handlebar remote control instead of the app, a GPS, a radio and an anti-theft device that recognises when the bike has been moved and tracks its location.
They’re also researching an emergency SMS alert that sends a location text to a specified contact in the event of a crash.