BMW R1200RS Connected Ride – BMW Motorrad has been a pioneer in two-wheeled safety for decades. BMW has always been at the forefront with ABS, slip-resistant, dynamic traction control and motorcycle equipment. So, the German brand is striving to improve motorcycle safety.
BMW R1200RS Connected Ride’s prototype
With the prototype of the BMW R1200RS Connected Ride, the German brand gave visitors to the CMC 2017 Conference future’s safety systems. Besides a driver’s assistant for crossing and turning left, the R1200RS Connected Ride also features a large number of other systems. They prevent accidents between motorcycles and cars. Besides the rider himself, all road users are about to ignore the right of way are warned.
BMW Motorrad, Honda, and Yamaha
The CMC (Connected Motorcycle Consortium) was founded in 2016 by BMW Motorrad, Honda, and Yamaha to promote cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) for motorcycles with the most transversal standards possible to different manufacturers. The only consortium of motorcycle safety manufacturers in the world is becoming essential.
The CMC takes into account the specific needs of motorcycle circulation given the dynamic development of car safety systems. These include, in particular, communication from one vehicle to another, which so far has not taken sufficient account of motorcycle-specific safety aspects. Besides providing an opportunity for intensive dialogue, the JCC will focus on joint participation in motorcycle events and 2018 events to illustrate developments in the latest motorcycle safety systems.
ITS World Congress
A taste of what will happen has arrived at the CMC 2017 Conference from the prototype of the BMW R1200RS Connected Ride and two prototypes based on a Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin and a Yamaha MT-09 Tracer using a typical architecture. The next important date in the CMC calendar is the ITS World Congress, from 29 October to 2 November 2017 in Montreal (Canada).