BMW Motorrad and Alpinestars have just launched an exclusive partnership to develop top-of-the-line airbag safety clothing and systems, with the first product from this exciting new collaboration set to be an airbag waistcoat that uses Tech-Air airbag technology.
The airbag component is controlled by a small electronic unit that is housed in a durable and waterproof casing. It uses a special algorithm to detect danger -- a function that is made possible thanks to expertise borrowed from the MotoGP engineering circuit.
This Tech-Air-equipped airbag waistcoat system is capable of spotting an impact within 30 to 60 milliseconds and deploying in the following 25 milliseconds, offering solid protection to the chest, kidney areas, back and shoulders.
Given the inherent dangers of motorbiking, the Tech-Air-equipped airbag waistcoat is bound to save lives without compromising on riders' comfort and enjoyment of riding.