Kosmos calls for help

Smart helmet calls for help after crash

Emergency call systems are coming to motorcycles and helmets with a French company the latest to release a helmet that calls for help if you crash. The Kosmos Smart Helmet has sensors which detect a crash and then uses your paired phone and a proprietary app to contact emergency services. However, just in case you’ve only …

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Road safety program targets children

A new road safety program called RoadSet is targeting school children from Year Nine with plans to ramp up motorcycle awareness. The free online interactive teaching program, launched by the Australian Road Safety Foundation, is designed to help young people become better road users. RoadSet program RoadSet combines original animation with “gamified” interactions to deliver engaging content …

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Bull-It Tactical cargo pants tested

Bull-It Tactical cargo pants tested

UK protective clothing company Covec Limited has released their Tactical range of jeans and cargo pants with a single layer of protective material. Instead of a separate protective liner, these cargo pants are made with Covec’s “Oneskin” protective material made by re-engineering inflexible liquid crystal polymer. Covec claim the material has abrasion resistance, is weather-proof, seam …

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Blind

Cars may soon ‘see’ riders in blind corners

Princeton University is developing an automated radar system that will detect and alert drivers and riders of oncoming traffic and pedestrians around blind corners. Professor Felix Heide,an  assistant professor of computer science at the uni, says the system has ramifications for the safety of motorcyclists. “We have already tested bicyclists successfully, so motorcyclists and scooter …

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Motorcycle Connectivity: A Tool For Safety Or A Distraction?

(Contributor post) The daily lives of people have always been heavily influenced by the technologies that are currently available to them. Whether it’s in the way that people are so heavily reliant on their smartphones to get them through the day, or in how people use vehicles to move from point to point efficiently is …

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Kawasaki sensory overload patent

Sensory overload for Kawasaki

Kawasaki is seeking sensory overload with load, blinker, and position sensors complementing ABS and traction control to sense for “upcoming scenarios”, according to a filing with the Japanese Patent Office. The company is not the only motorcycle manufacturer adding more and more electronic riders aids in an effort to make riding safer. And it’s not …

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Roadworks proposed for Mt Glorious Road

One of Brisbane’s most popular motorcycle roads up to Mt Glorious will receive major resurfacing plus the installation of motorcycle-specific lower rub rail barriers. The Department of Transport and Main Roads has today provided details of the proposed updates on the Mount Glorious Road and Samford-Mount Glorious Road Route Safety Project. Work will be carried …

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Report slams wire rope barrier claims

Claims about the safety and cost effectiveness of wire rope barriers have been slammed by a damning report that also found Victoria’s WRB rollout is almost $100m over budget, over time and under-maintained. The Victorian Auditor General’s report also found there was no evidence to support the claimed safety benefits for motorcycle and scooter riders. …

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Survey seeks to identify rider types

Queensland motorcycle and scooter riders are being asked to complete an online survey to help Transport and Main Roads identify rider types and develop relevant policies. The research group running the survey, Enhance Research, has sought our assistance in reaching out to riders of registrable motorcycles, scooters and mopeds, so it excludes off-roaders, motocross, etc. …

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