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Thursday, October 8, 2015

The Connected Motorcycle BioSphere

NEW DELHI: Two wheeler manufacturers BMW Motorrad, Honda Motor Co, and Yamaha Motor Co has signed MoU to enhance Cooperative-Intelligent Transportation Systems (C-ITS) applications in powered two-wheelers (PTWs), BMW said in a press statement.

The collaboration also aims to establish a Connected Motorcycle Consortium to further increase safety in PTWs.

"In order to speed up more motorcycle-specific safety developments, we intend to cooperate to promote a successful implementation of C-ITS in motorcycles and scooters," says Tetsuo Suzuki, Operating Officer at Honda Motor Co.

Takaaki Kimura, Chief General Manager of Technology Center and Executive Vice President and Representative Director of Yamaha Motor Co adds "Our companies are already active members of Car2Car Communication Consortium. We came to realise that the specific requirements of motorcycles are beyond the scope of this consortium. This cooperation is dedicated solely to the challenges relating to PTWs."

ITS require the integration of information and communications technology including transport infrastructure, vehicles and users.

If well considered and properly deployed, ITS technologies offer the potential to further increase safety, security and efficiency in all transport systems, in particular for motorcycles.

"Our aim is to promote a timely and comprehensive use of cooperative ITS systems in powered-two wheelers offering the potential to improve safety. We therefore encourage other companies to join us," explains Dr Karl Viktor Schaller, Executive Vice President Development BMW Motorrad.

ITS systems designed for cars cannot simply be transferred to motorcycles. Due to the limited space available, electronic systems have to be smaller and be resilient to water, dust and vibration.

News and Image Courtesy : Economic Times
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