Get greeted by your favourite photo every time you decide to ride.

In the future, if the Taiwanese motorcycle manufacturer, Kymco, has its way, we might not have to wait until we complete our ride to check on important Facebook and WhatsApp messages.

All those notifications will be relayed straight to us onto the scooter’s dashboards via a customisable TFT screen that will also display a picture of our loved ones if we wish it to. It also does a whole bunch of other things.

Called as ‘Kymco Noodoe Technology’, it aims at putting the rider at the center of its purpose. Accessing the vast possibilities of tethering to your smartphones, Noodoe will become your personal assistant and will keep you updated on your social life and the weather while you ride.

This dash is designed to be part of their new AK550 maxi scooter that is touted to hit our shores sometime next year. It gets a bunch of LCDs that read out all tell-tale information and a circular TFT unit that gives out GPS navigation, weather warnings, the latest news, social media updates and messages via SMS or Whatsapp in a smart user interface.

Kymco gets an interesting concept for its scooter dashboards. Screenshots / Gameplay
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Kymco gets an interesting concept for its scooter dashboards. Screenshots / Gameplay
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Kymco gets an interesting concept for its scooter dashboards. Screenshots / Gameplay
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Kymco gets an interesting concept for its scooter dashboards. Screenshots / Gameplay
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Starting your day with your loved ones is how the Taiwanese manufacturer is marketing the Noodoe Technology. As soon as you switch on your scooter, you are greeted with a photo of your loved ones, or any of your favorite photo to get your day going good.

It can, as aforementioned, help you get the weather information accessing your smartphone’s data to help you chose your route to navigate a clear and safe path. It will also direct you to the nearest gas station if in case you run out of juice on the maxi.

Kymco gets an interesting concept for its scooter dashboards. Screenshots / Gameplay
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Kymco gets an interesting concept for its scooter dashboards. Screenshots / Gameplay
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Calling it the “Noodoe cloud”, the system can keep track of all your buddies riding along with you just like the ones used by the air traffic controller. This will also help you locate your scooter when parked in a new city or a parking lot via a smartphone app.

Tethering to your phone will allow it to display your notifications including your daily dose of news from around the world. Facebook, Whatsapp, and all other social media notifications can be made to pop up right on your screen so that you are never left unknown.

Kymco gets an interesting concept for its scooter dashboards. Screenshots / Gameplay
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The dash can be customized, of course, to one’s personal taste. You can choose a whole bunch of themes created specially for Noodoe by other users themselves. Taking self-expression to a new level, you can also click your favorite photo and add it to the cloud for other people to access it.

Many of you, including myself, can be a little skeptical about all of this future technology becoming a distraction rather than improving safety; which is what they should be doing instead. But Kymco says that the rider can program what information they want to see and exclude what they don’t.

But we are like small kids - obsessed with screens or anything that glows.

Kymco gets an interesting concept for its scooter dashboards. Screenshots / Gameplay
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