The Connected Motorcycle Consortium (CMC) participated at the 2018 edition of the OECD International Transport Forum in Leipzig, Germany. During the event, titled “Transport Safety and Security”, CMC experts discussed with attendees the potential of connected intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) to improve motorcycle safety, the need for interoperable C-ITS applications as well as the risks and benefits of car automation for motorcyclists’ safety.Commenting on the discussions that took at the Forum, Hennes Fischer, Senior Adviser to Yamaha Motor Europe says: “We are delighted to be here today at the ITF Transport Fortum to show the results of the work of the members of the Consortium. Connected mobility will be a key feature of future transport systems, and we need common basic specifications for motorcycle ITS. Our main objective over the coming years will be to develop as many cross-manufacturer standards as possible”.
Tomohiro Matsuda, Regulatory affairs and engineering manager for Kawasaki Motors Europe says: “The technologies in exhibition today offer a glimpse into the future of mobility. The use of cooperative safety systems for motorcycles will help us to increase safety for motorcyclists as well as riding pleasure”.
The European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers, ACEM*, was also present at the International Transport Forum. Dr Veneta Vassileva, ACEM’s road safety coordinator, elaborated on some of the different initiatives led by the industry to improve motorcycle safety in Europe, such as the ACEM road safety strategy or the European training quality label, that aims at promoting high quality post license training schemes across the EU.
Moreover, the Secretary General of the International Motorcycle Manufacturers’ Association, Edwin Bastiansen, delivered a presentation about motorcycle safety at an international level.
*ACEM, the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers represents manufacturers of mopeds, motorcycles, three-wheelers and quadricycles (L-category vehicles) in Europe and is associate member of CMC.