Connecting you to the composites industry


BMW’s Develop Composite Bluetooth Motorcycle Helmet

  • Friday, 22nd October 2004
  • Reading time: about 2 minutes

BMW have issued details at this years Intermot show in Munich of their helmet V equipped with Blue Tooth and made out of composite materials.

BMW provide details at the International Motorcycle Show (Intermot) their System V integral helmet with integrated BlueTooth technology.

Following a previous product release by MOMO, the new BMW folding helmet also enables wireless communication between motorcyclists.

The system is not vehicle-based and bears the name WCS-1 (Wireless Communication System); it is completely integrated in the helmet and homologised for this purpose. It consists of two virtually invisible Array microphones in the forehead area, a digital signal processor (DSP) to filter interference and wind noise, a Bluetooth module, two speakers and an integrated set of batteries. On the left there is a control panel with three buttons for the functions “On/Off/Select” (this includes the “pairing” which connects the two devices and “multifunction” for connecting further devices) as well as “+” and “-“ for loud and soft).

This technology is installed in the new system helmet V with an outer shell manufactured in hot press and made fibre glass, carbon and Kevlar laminate. This helmet is claimed to offer excellent aeroacoustic levels. With the noise level at 100 km/h being only 86 dB(A), it can lay claim to being among the quietest folding helmets on the market.

For more information visit:

Share this article

More News

Comments (0)

Sign in or create an account to join in the discussion.

Leave your comment


Upcoming Events




Follow us
Subscribe to our email newsletter

Subscribe to receive our weekly round-up of all the industry's latest news, jobs, events and more!

We'll always keep your personal details secure and will never share them with third parties for marketing purposes. You can unsubscribe at any time. For further details on how we may use your data, please visit our Privacy Policy.