BP5

PTW Design and Protective Equipment

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Good Practice files that have been added to this webpage at the last update (May 2010) are highlighted in the ‘Date Added’ column below.



GREEN / YES
= Proposed as Good Practice

RED / POTENTIAL = Potential as Good Practice in Next 5 Years

BLUE / LONG TERM POTENTIAL
= Emerging technology which could represent good practice in the long term

 

Project Reference / Title

Summary

Country of Origin

Date Added

BP5 001
Honda Motorcycle Airbag Design

In 2004, Honda announced that it had developed the world’s first production motorcycle airbag system which was made available in 2006.

J

MAR 2009

BP5 002
Airbag Jackets

Auto-inflate airbag technology built into rider protective clothing.

World

MAR 2009

BP5 003
Anti-lock Braking System

ABS systems built into new motorcycles.

J/EU

MAR 2009

BP5 004
Advanced Braking Systems

Advanced Braking Systems such as Honda’s Electronic ABS, Yamaha’s Brake Assist System and BMW’s Integral ABS combine features of conventional ABS, linked brakes and traction control.

J/D/I

MAR 2009

BP5 005
Tyre Pressure Indicators

There are a number of active tyre pressure monitors on the market which provide a visual warning of falling tyre pressures.

World

MAR 2009

BP5 006
Review of ITS and PTW Safety

The key output was a list of ITS measures prioritised based on relevance to PTW collision causation.

Aus

MAR 2009

BP5 007
Daytime Running Lights

The use of Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) by PTWs is one of the suggested countermeasures to the most common type of urban PTW collision.

World

MAR 2009

BP5 008
Intelligent Speed Adaptation

Trials of ISA on a motorcycle have been undertaken in the UK by the University of Leeds.

UK/World

MAR 2009

BP5 009
Inter Vehicle Communication

Inter-Vehicle Communication allows automatic communication between vehicles exchanging details of type, speed, location and path

World

MAR 2009

BP5 010
Road Surface Monitoring

At the edge of emerging technology, road surface condition monitors alert the PTW rider of defects in the road surface ahead.

World

MAR 2009

BP5 011
Electronic Licensing/Smart Card Control

This technology uses a validated ‘smart’ card to activate the ignition system on the vehicle. The card can be enabled for a specific vehicle and individual. If a rider’s licence is suspended or revoked they are unable to start the vehicle.

World

MAR 2009

BP5 012
Standards for Rider Protective Clothing

In Europe, motorcycle clothing can only be designated “protective” if it is capable of providing protection from injury and comply with the relevant European Standard.

EU

MAR 2009

BP5 013
Standards for Motorcycle Helmets

The standard specified in European regulations is ECE 22.05.

UK

MAR 2009

BP5 014
SHARP Helmet rating System

The SHARP tests place greater emphasis on side impacts in addition to the tests simulating frontal impact.

UK

MAR 2009

BP5 015
Piaggio MP3

The MP3 is a 3-wheeled scooter from Piaggio.

I

MAR 2009

BP5 016
SAFERIDER Project

SAFERIDER aims to study the potential of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and In-Vehicle Information Systems on motorcycle safety.

EU

MAR 2009

BP5 017
Traction Control (ASC)

Automatic Stability Control system which prevents the rear wheel spinning uncontrollably under power.

World

MAY 2010 (revised)

BP5 018
APROSYS

A research project focusing on scientific and technological development in the field of passive safety.

EU

MAR 2009

BP5 019
Safety in Motion

A project to develop an innovative vehicle with new active, preventive and passive safety devices.

EU

MAR 2009

BP5 020
PTW Integrated Safety

A project to develop and implement "reliable and fail-safe" integrated safety systems on PTWs.

EU

MAR 2009

BP5 021
SAFESPOT

A project to develop inter-vehicle and vehicle/infrastructure communications and telemetry to provide advanced hazard warning.

EU

MAR 2009

BP5 022
Connected Ride

BMW Motorrad research project working on improving motorcycle rider safety by utilising vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology to lessen the possibility of collisions.

D

MAY 2010 (revised)