BMW Motorrad, Honda and Yamaha has announced collaboration for C-ITS in the two-wheeler segment. The trio will focus on Cooperative-Intelligent Transportation Systems application.
Two-wheeler manufacturers promise to introduce C-ITS features by 2020. BMW Motorrad, Honda and Yamaha have confirmed they will do everything possible to speed up this process.
Confirming this announcement was Karl Viktor Schaller of BMW Motorrad, Tetsuo Suzuki of Honda Motors and Takaaki Kimura of Yamaha Motors. they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
Prof. Dr. Karl Viktor Schaller, Executive Vice President Development BMW Motorrad, expressed, "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."
Intelligent Transport Systems if properly implemented will make two-wheeler safer, secure and more efficient. They will be providing GPS navigation systems, real-time traffic updates and much more.
Two-wheelers are very different from four-wheelers and ITS will be a challenge. Electronic system has to be more compact, durable against rain, dust and vibrations. manufacturers will also have to face the challenge of software development challenges.
Safety is a major concern for every street rider and there is not a lot of safety equipment on offer. It is good to know that three of the biggest two-wheeler manufacturers will be coming together to improve two-wheeler safety.