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THE DESIGN MOTOAIRBAG®
Extreme inflation speed, security high capacity, reliability of the recognition system, ease to use, charge process foolproof, total weight content, comfort and compliance certification requirements. These are the main criteria that guided the design of all MOTOAIRBAG®
Every planned detail has been designed, built and tested immediately. MOTOAIRBAG® is the result of research and experimentation and, to date, in addition to having passed all the tests have already been able to prove its effectiveness in several real incidents against which has been already carried out a monitoring activity on the field order to obtain more useful criteria to improve the product and its performance.
The high inflation speed of MOTOAIRBAG® makes it one of the fastest airbag system. The point is the “cold explosion” patented by D.P.I. Safety. With this technology MOTOAIRBAG® inflates in 80-85 millisecond The determination of the righ shape of the protective bag comes form an intense activity of planning, prototyping and tests. Nowadays the airbag system mounted in MOTOAIRBAG® pass Level 2 requirement of motorcyclist’ Airbag European Standard EN1621/4 “Inflatable Protector” (please read certification section).
Even if the electronic triggering system appears to be more handy than other, MOTOAIRBAG® preferred to use a mechanical triggering system because it is extremely reliable and use frendly. For the mechanical triggering system is simple to manage the opening command of the airbag system.
It consists in an activation cable which is linked to the motorcycle; when the motorcyclist for a whatever reason is going too far from the motorcycle, the activation cable comes out from MOTOAIRBAG® and triggs the airbag system. the activation cable remains on the motorbike.
The length of the activation cable is desinged to let MOTOAIRBAG® operate as during an impact as during a slid (see crash test) allowing however the normal motion on the motorcycle.
The feature of the activation cable MOTOAIRBAG® has been subject of an in-depth study. As a conclusion it was chosen to realize an activation cable with two releasable loads depending on the situation:
- The static load is what remembers to the absent-minded motorcyclist that the activation cable hasn’t been unfasten yet.
- The dynamic load, most important, it is necessary to triger the airbag system in case an accident.
It has a lower dynamic load as to leave always the motorcyclist free to leave the motorcycle without being obstructed or tied.
As for the project it was a hard work obtain short times of activation, and to contain the weight of the airbag system to favour the comfort (bigger is the zone to protect bigger will be the weight of the device).
So for the moment MOTOAIRBAG® privileges, the protection of the back (neck, back, coccyx) because from the analysis of the motorcycle accidents statistics emerges that when the back is injured produces serious damage often irreversible.
Nowadays MOTOAIRBAG® weights less than 1400 grams
To protect zones of the body without respecting short inflating times is equivalent to protect nothing. The solution of to realize a waistcoat was adopted to maximize the confort of utilization. The waistcoat is designed to be worn like the last garment. MOTOAIRBAG®is very light and confutable.
A series of sideways regulations helps the vest adapts perfectly to any body shapes and independently from the season and from the thickness of the other layers. It’s therefore possible to continue use the same garment that motorcyclist would already have.
For a greater comfort in the warmest months the MOTOAIRBAG® is besides provided of an accessory which is a special 3D mesh spacer that favors further the air circulation. The test carried out in the African raids showed its effectiveness.
All of the airbag devices, to be effective, should open in very short times it means, before the motorcyclist, after being hurled from the motorcycle, would clash against an obstacle.
The airbag device of MOTOAIRBAG® it is inflated in only 80 milliseconds.
The mechanism that provides to inflate is based on a gas generator entirely mechanic with pure cold expansion which does not employ any explosive component but a CO2 cylinder. Once activated MOTOAIRBAG® remains in the protective state for about a minute, after that it deflates gradually.
MOTOAIRBAG®, if activated without impact, can be regenerated with using a recharging kit (which is NOT INCLUDED in the basic package).
The recharge operation was desing to be mistake free, thanks to a series of trickiness. The procedure can be done correctly or not at all. It is not possible that the system is wrong recharged without showing it clearly.
ATTENTION: If impact occurred with the suspect of a damage to the functional part MOTOAIRBAG® shall be reviewed. Contact +33 3 67 101 595 or write to Isabelle Maillet.