Design Engine
Training Classes/Tutorials for Designers, Engineers, & 3D Professionals


Google+

Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

April 2nd, 2014

Ducati Announces Wireless Airbag Jackets for Riders and Passengers

Ducati has announced a new version of its stunning Multistrada 1200 sports-tourer (check out our video review) that wirelessly inflates airbag jackets for both rider and passenger in the event of a crash. A step forward from themotorcycle airbag Honda showcased in its Goldwing series, the Ducati system can protect the rider and passenger even once they’ve separated from the bike.

Motorcycle clothing company Dainese has been experimenting with suit-mounted airbags since 2008 – its D-Air system is already available in Race and Street versions. The Race version pops out of the collar to protect neck, shoulders and collarbones, and the Street version is a much larger bag that protects the wearer’s entire torso, front and back.

These systems activate in a slide or a crash, using data from a bike-mounted control box to decide when it’s time to pull the pin. That’s a lot better than other systems that need you to separate from the bike and pull a release cord to activate.

The news here is that Ducati and Dainese have teamed up to build the D-Air system (presumably the Street version) into the already impressive electronics of the Ducati Multistrada 1200, and release a special D-Air edition for European riders only.

The airbag jackets will inflate in a very quick 45 milliseconds, enough to give excellent core body protection in most crash situations, and the on-bike control system can operate both rider and pillion jackets in an emergency.

I’m not sure I’d want to be a pillion behind a rider whose jacket airbag is going off as it could be a bit of an ejector seat experience. But then, if it’s the Street system they’re going to use, it might not be too intrusive.

Ducati plans to release more information on April 15. In the meantime, you can check video of the D-Air Street system inflating below.

Article Written By:  Loz Blain of Gizmag.com


About the Author

Design-Engine





Design Engine Industrial Design Training Pro Engineer
 
 

 
Creo Phantom Drone propeller

AFTERBURN: Plastic Part Design / Mold Design – Theory and Application

AFTERBURN: Applying Creo Plastic Part Design & Mold Design – Theory & Application  Click here to view the web stream! Access Code > > > 871-513-837 WHAT: Design Engine is hosting our AfterBurn n...
by Bart
0

 
 

3D printing and Spare Part Supply Chain Effects

Everyone keeping up with technology, engineering, and design should have heard about 3D printing. Much of the the general population has heard of it, but most likely the majority don’t understand the capabilities and how ...
by Scott Froemming
0

 
 

Man vs Machine – Rossi against Yamaha Robot

Author: Sean MacDonald Originally published on cycleworld.com November 3, 2017   Yamaha claimed back in 2015 that it would build a robot that could ride a motorcycle around a racetrack faster than Valentino Rossi...
by Bart
0

 

 

BMW and Automotive UX

  When I think of automotive design, I think of the straight lines, and boxiness of the 90’s cars, then I think of the feminine curves of the next decades cars. I think of the once simple interiors where everything was o...
by Bart
0

 
 

Robot Riot : Homecoming at Emporium

Robot Riot is the self-proclaimed backyard wrestling of robotics. Human-made robots attempt to destroy their opponents on table-tops for votes from the crowd or complete domination for the win. Our Design Engine team decided to...
by Bart
0

 



0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


You must be logged in to post a comment.