27 Settembre 2018

BMW Motorrad presents the R 1200 RS Connectedride

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For decades BMW Motorrad has been a pioneer in terms of safety on two wheels: with ABS, with anti-skid, with dynamic traction control, as well as with equipment for motorcyclists. With the prototype of the R 1200 RS Connectedride, BMW Motorrad gave visitors to the CMC 2017 conference on October 12th at the BMW Welt in Munich a taste of the security systems of the future. In addition to a driving assistant for crossing and turning left, this prototype also presents a large number of other systems designed to prevent accidents between motorbikes and cars: in fact, in addition to the motorcyclist himself, all road users are to ignore the right of precedence are warned; this dangerous situation is detected and alarm measures are triggered, thanks to V2V (Vehicle to Vehicle Communication) and based on a communication standard shared between different manufacturers, as well as an extremely precise localization function of the DGNSS (Differential Global Navigation Satellite System). The CMC (Connected Motorcycle Consortium) was founded in 2016 by BMW Motorrad, Honda and Yamaha in order to promote Cooperative Intelligent Transportation Systems (C-ITS) from the most cross-cutting standards possible to different manufacturers. becoming more important. The CMC takes into account the specific needs of motorcycling circulation in view of the highly dynamic development of car safety systems; these include, above all, communication from one vehicle to another, which so far has not sufficiently taken into account the specific safety aspects for motorcycles. The CMC 2017 Conference focused on interventions and exchanges of information with Pedro Barradas of the Directorate General for Mobility and Transport of the European Commission (DG MOVE) and with Dr. Ulrich Veh, Security Director of the ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers Association) , as well as with Antonio Perlot, Secretary General of the ACEM (European Association of Motorbike Manufacturers). The host, as well as the new president of CMC, Prof. Dr. Karl Viktor Schaller, head of BMW Motorrad development, commented: "Our goal is to promote the all-encompassing use of co-operative safety systems for motorcycles already at an early stage to exploit their potential for increased safety and driving pleasure. This is why we invite other companies to join us ". In addition to offering the opportunity for intensive dialogue, the CMC will focus on joint participation in motor shows as well as events in 2018 to actively illustrate developments in the latest motorcycle safety systems. A taste of what will happen has arrived at the CMC 2017 Conference from the prototype of the BMW R 1200RS Connectedride and two prototypes based on a Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin and a Yamaha MT-09 Tracer using a common architecture. The next important date in the CMC calendar is the ITS World Congress to be held from 29 October to 2 November 2017 in Montréal (Canada): it will be the world's largest event dedicated to intelligent transport systems and related services. At a panel discussion on November 1, the CMC will conduct an in-depth discussion on the topics of connected networking and V2V communication with US, European and Taiwanese experts.

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