BMW Motorrad And Alpinestars Reveal Airbag Jackets For Motorcycles

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BMW and Alpinestars have joined hands to create a BMW Motorrad's version of Alpinestars Tech-Air Jackets.

The technology will benefit the riders by providing a significant upper body protection while riding on or off the road.

The Tech-Air Jackets works on a system which is integrated into the jacket's liner vest. There are no actual sensors mounted to the motorcycle, which means that rider can ride the bike without wasting time to adapt to multiple motorcycles.

The system works on an algorithm that detects if the danger is imminent. If the danger is detected to be imminent, it deploys an airbag that covers the entire upper body prior to the collision.

The Tech-Air's upper body protection will absorb the impact to the chest, kidneys, spine and shoulders, which are the most vulnerable areas in the event of a collision.

The Tech-Air is also the first product developed by Alpinestars and BMW Motorrad. The jacket will be reaching the stores in October, and will be available for both male and female riders.

Both the brands have spent a decent time developing the jacket, which was initially Alpinestars idea that took off in 2001.

Major challenges faced at the initial stages of development was accidental airbag inflation. However, the jacket makes a very little effect on the motorcycle operators comfort.

Both the companies has expressed their commitment to safety over the years. For those who are already the fans of the two brands independently, this is a great news as now they don't have to choose between the two brands.

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Story first published: Thursday, September 29, 2016, 11:59 [IST]
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