Rachel Scott-Thompson

Rachel Scott-Thompson

Product Design BSc

In-Visor GPS Navigation System

Existing products on the market surrounding GPS navigation for motorcycle users normally require the rider to draw their eyes away from the road frequently, posing significant safety concerns. Advancing technology means that using an OLED display to show GPS directions on the helmet visor is now possible. The project focuses on the design of a system of information communication to give users directions towards their destination while allowing them to keep their eyes focused on the road ahead and their concentration focused on the hazards around them. Following development of the graphic information design, a technical prototype was used to test the concept in the Brunel Driving Simulator with a number of motorcyclists, which proved very successful.