Safety is one of the most crucial challenges for motorcyclists and the motorcycle manufacturers. Now, most new bikes — even beginner bikes — have anti-lock brakes as an option.
The German technology firm Bosch has always been instrumental in providing effective safety solutions through its innovative research projects. Bosch offers many solutions to make roads safer for motorcyclists.
Now, Bosch has recently announced its Sliding Mitigation Research Project which will prevent the motorcycle from sliding. Whether wet leaves, an oil spill, or gravel on the road surface, wheels begin to slip sideways if they can no longer apply sufficient lateral force in a curve. In situations such as these, motorcyclists have practically no chance of righting their bikes. Ideally, keeping them safely on course would require applying additional external lateral force. This is the idea behind the sliding mitigation Bosch is developing a research project. Like a magic hand, it keeps the motorcycle on track and considerably reduces the risk of a fall. A sensor detects sideways wheel slip. If a certain value is exceeded, gas is released from a gas accumulator of the type used in passenger-car airbags. The gas flows into the tank adapter and is vented in a certain direction through a nozzle. This reverse thrust keeps the motorcycle on track.
So even if you ride off feeling like a complete idiot, you can still come out of those tight corners like a pro.