Ducati introduces wirelessly integrated airbag riding jackets
Audi owned Italian motorcycle brand, Ducati has unveiled world’s first motorcycle with wirelessly integrated airbag riding jackets. This new feature comes with Ducati Multistrada 1200, and it is called – The Multistrada D-Air.
Featuring a fully integrated intelligent system, Ducati’s Multistrada D-Air model, is wirelessly connected to the specially made riding jackets, in association with Dainese. With the help of sensors, the system understands when the motorcycle has been involved in a crash.
Once a crash takes place, the system analyses the data, and if necessary, sends a trigger to the wirelessly connected Dainese jackets and inflates both the rider and pillion jackets. This entire activity, from analysis to inflation of jackets, only takes 45 milliseconds.
Ducati says that this is a ‘world’s first’ in the motorcycle industry. This is a significant step Ducati has taken as far as safety of motorcyclists is concerned. More information on the Ducati Multistrada D-Air® will be released on 15 April and the innovative new model will be available in European Ducati Dealerships from May 2014 onwards.