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Motorcycle safety remains one of the key factors when developing new technologies. For this reason, more and more companies are focusing on systems that help and guarantee the safety of drivers when using this type of vehicle.
With this goal in mind, the Piaggio Group and Autoliv have now teamed up to create together a new airbag which will be mounted on the chassis of the Italian group's motorcycles and which will guarantee its users greater protection, making the driving experience even more pleasant.
Full-scale crash tests have already been carried out
Motorcycles have become the most popular vehicle in the world thanks to their comfort and ease of use, as well as the densification and urbanization of cities. That is why, focused on offering the greatest securityCurrently they come equipped with such advanced systems as ABS (anti-lock braking system) or ASR (electronic traction control).
However, these systems can fall short when it is about protecting the driver from a possible collision by impact. For this reason, the Piaggio Group (leading manufacturer of scooters and motorcycles) and Autoliv (world leader in car safety systems) have started a collaboration with the aim of developing an airbag that can be used for this type of vehicle.
The two parties have signed an agreement to jointly develop airbags to be mounted on the chassis of vehicles and that will unfold in milliseconds, providing greater protection for two-wheelers and making the driving experience even more enjoyable.
"Autoliv is committed to its Saving More Lives project and to offer first-class solutions to save lives in mobility and society. That is why we are developing products that can specifically protect vulnerable road users. The development of these products is an integral part of our sustainability agenda and an important step towards our goal of saving 100,000 lives per year by 2030, "said Mikael Bratt, CEO and President of Autoliv.
Autoliv has already developed the initial concepts with advanced simulation tools and performed full-scale crash tests. Following this agreement, Autoliv will work with the Piaggio Group to further develop the product and assess its marketing potential.