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New Standardization Goal to Create a Universal Communication Solution

A view of the new standardization call to arms from Card while new partnership promoted regulations to take effect in all ECE 22.06 helmets
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With comm unit manufacturer Cardo Systems celebrating a brilliant year full of new goodies for the moto community (their upgraded lineup, as well as the new program built to coach new riders on their comm units, among other things), it makes sense that the brand would team up with other big names in the industry to expand on their successes – and according to a recent press report, those expansions include standardization for helmet comm devices.

The announcement was for “an industry-wide solution to integrated helmet communication devices,” christened the ‘Universal Communication Solution’. Essentially, Cardo wants everybody to have the same link-up for all comms – allowing all brands to play on the same field, instead of consumers constantly checking the wide web for compatibility with their stylish lid of choice. 

A view of the new standardization call to arms from Card while new partnership promoted regulations to take effect in all ECE 22.06 helmets

The press release tells us that the universal standardization will have all comm units meeting the new ECE 22.06 regulations, kind of like how automakers and car stereo makers all work with universal car stereo sizing and mounts (DIN/Double DIN Standard). 

“The Universal Communication Solution will also allow motorcyclists the freedom to choose, change and replace communication devices without compromising on fit and looks,” adds the press release. 

A view of the new standardization call to arms from Card while new partnership promoted regulations to take effect in all ECE 22.06 helmets

Shachar Harari, VP business development at Cardo Systems, speaks on behalf of the industry in the following statement:

“This is a significant and important initiative that has seen collaboration between many of the key manufacturers in the helmet and communications industry,” he enthuses. 

“The alliance between these companies will enable the supply of a variety of communication systems that are compatible and designed to be integrated with a variety of motorcycle helmet brands without any need for special mechanical adjustment per helmet model.”

A view of the new standardization call to arms from Card while new partnership promoted regulations to take effect in all ECE 22.06 helmets

“We call the helmet manufacturers to join forces with us and design their helmet offerings to adopt the Universal Communication Solution standard.”

“This approach also gives consumers choice, allowing the rider to use their preferred brand of system and easily transfer between helmets if required,” he finishes. 

“We encourage other brands to join us and adopt the industry-wide Universal Communication Solution”.

A view of the new standardization call to arms from Card while new partnership promoted regulations to take effect in all ECE 22.06 helmets

We look forward to seeing the results of this cry to standardization; in the meantime, drop a comment below letting us know what you think, stay tuned by subscribing to our newsletter so you get the updates sent straight to your inbox, and as always – stay safe on the twisties.

*Media sourced from Digital Trends, Racer X, Cardo, and Amazon, as well as the relevant press release*

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  1. I bought uClear because I like their microphone concept. I’d love to see interoperability.

  2. Is there a reason that the comm units can’t be mounted to a handlebar mount similar to a GPS? And be bluetooth to helmet speakers/mic. Then all u would need do is install speakers and a velcro mount for the mic. The unit could be adapted to a second helmet just by buying speakers….

  3. I remember a meeting with the Sales Manager of a small Italian supplier (Spy something??) at INTERMOT 2008, which supplied Lazer and NZI. They had exactly the same concept already in that period. Then at EICMA 2019 I met the same Sales Manager but now at Cardo (not an Israeli guy), who presented this idea to me; one main unit for different manufacturers, with a possibility to customize features. In that period I was still in the motorcycle industry and worked for a very small manufacturer of motorcycle helmets, so this idea was great. For me as a small manufacturer, I would have access to the best technology available, but without high development costs as entry barrier. Strange that he wasn’t mentioned in this press-release, because I never met anyone with such a knowledge of helmet integrated com systems!