BMW Motorrad presents new motorcycle safety systems at CMC Conference
BMW Motorrad presented its R 1200 RS ConnectedRide prototype to visitors of the CMC Conference 2017. In addition to a crossing and left-turn assistant, the motorcycle features systems designed to prevent accidents between motorcycles and passenger cars. Other traffic users who are about to disregard the right of way are warned, as well as the motorcycle rider. The dangerous situation is detected and warning measures are initiated with vehicle-to-vehicle communication (V2V), based on a cross-manufacturer communication standard and localization via D-GNSS (Differential-Global Navigation Satellite System).
In 2016, the CMC (Connected Motorcycle Consortium) was founded by BMW Motorrad, Honda, and Yamaha with the aim of promoting Cooperative Intelligent Transportation Systems (C-ITS) for motorcycles with as many cross-manufacturer standards as possible.
The CMC takes account of the requirements specific to motorcycling, including vehicle-to-vehicle communication. The CMC Conference 2017 centered on the speeches by, and the exchange of information with, Pedro Barradas of the Directorate General for Mobility and Transport of the European Commission (DG MOVE) and Dr. Ulrich Veh, Security Ddirector of the European Automotive Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) as well as Antonio Perlot, Secretary General of the European Motorcycle Manufacturers’ Association (ACEM). Host and new CMC president, Prof. Dr. Karl Viktor Schaller, Head of Development, BMW Motorrad, said, “Our aim is to promote the comprehensive use of cooperative safety systems for motorcycles at an early stage in order to exploit their potential for increasing safety as well as riding pleasure. This is why we are inviting other companies to join in.”
In addition to providing the opportunity for dialogue, the CMC will focus on joint motor show appearances as well as events in 2018 to illustrate the latest safety system developments for two-wheeled vehicles. A foretaste of what is to come was given at the CMC Conference 2017 by the BMW R 1200 RS ConnectedRide prototype and two prototypes based on a Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin and a Yamaha Tracer 900 using a common architecture.
The next important date in the CMC calendar is the ITS World Congress from October 29 to November 2, 2017 in Montréal, Canada. This global event will focus on intelligent transportation systems and services. At the round-table-talk on November 1, the CMC will discuss the topics of connected networking and V2V communication with experts from the U.S., Europe, and Taiwan.
For more information about the CMC, go to www.cmc-info.net.