While airbags are pretty much standard onboard safety equipment for cars, they have found their way onto motorcycles as well. Most folks do not know this, but any serious motorcyclist does. The main obstacle with this safety features is melding safety air bags with motorcycles, some of the current deployment means that activate motorcycle air bags are not… as reliable as they should be, until now.
Previously air bags had a rip-cord that would activate them or some type of wireless trigger, both of which could potentially fail to deploy an airbag on time, depending on the circumstances. To ensure rider safety, the Misano 1000 D-Air Leather Jacket for serious motorcyclist was created, by Dainese.
What’s different about this smart airbag? Instead of the ‘trigger’ mechanism or device that activates the bag being located on the bike, it is instead included inside the jacket, which makes sense if you think about. The design was inspired from real-world experience from highways and racing circuits all over the world.
Now, no sensor kits are required to be mounted onto a motorcycle, instead, the air-bag’s trigger system is completely independent, has a GPS unit fitted in the back protector, and a sophisticated monitoring system that scans the rider 800 times a second, so the air-bags will deploy at a faster speed than the bike is traveling. And, that’s important.