To create the demonstration, CMC was assisted by a new supporter, the global IT service provider Luxoft which developed the demo software for the user interface on the show car.
The CMC demonstration was part of a special interest-area called the “Connected Motorcycle World” where also other organisations showed new and interesting technologies for motorcycles in the future.
Hennes adds “When talking to people, an interesting thing that came out was the concern if the data would be stored, or who could see it. Clearly, data privacy is an important issue with this new technology so it will be important for us as manufacturers to take good care of that when developing these future systems.”
For the first time, the Connected Motorcycle Consortium will demonstrate connectivity and safety applications for motorcycles at a consumer show.
Thomas Bischof, coordinator in CMC says: “Together with other stakeholders in motorcycle connectivity, we will demonstrate safety applications designed for motorcycles. We’re looking forward to get the motorcycle riders opinion about these future technologies. In particular, the system that warns car drivers that motorcycles are nearby, might inspire the riders. As we know, the other vehicle driver not seeing the motorcycle causes a majority of motorcycle accidents. Our systems will warn the car driver, when a critical situation occurs!”
The International motorcycle show Intermot takes place from 2nd to 7th October 2018 at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany. The CMC stand, which is called ‘Connected Motorcycle World’ will be located in Hall 6, Stand number A040/B047.
CMC representatives will be available to visitors to demonstrate the connectivity applications on a motorcycle. Also, presentations are foreseen during the show, where more background information about the consortium and the technology will be given.
The Connected Motorcycle Consortium (CMC) and the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM) will participate in the 2018 edition of the OECD International Transport Forum that will take place between 23 and 25 May in Leipzig, Germany.
The theme of the Forum will be “Transport Safety and Security” and it will address a wide range of issues including: connected vehicles, planning and design of safety transport systems, road infrastructure and safety management and the link between economic activity and road safety trends.
Motorcycle safety experts from the CMC and ACEM* will be present at the 2018 International Transport Forum to elaborate on some of the different initiatives led by the industry to improve motorcycle safety in Europe, CMC experts will discuss 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.
Moreover, the Secretary General of the International Motorcycle Manufacturers’ Association will deliver a presentation on the situation of motorcycle safety at an international level.
For the first time a Motorcycle Consortium dedicated to ITS issues has joined the ESV conference in Detroit. CMC members used the opportunity during conference to speak directly to US rule makers, associations and the industry about the specific requirements for motorcycles regarding ITS implementation. Many have visited the CMC booth in the exhibition area. Since US has just passed a ‘Notice of proposed rulemaking’ for ITS deployment mainly aimed at cars, the motorcycle industry took up the challenge to bring their issues to the attention of US officials and other stakeholders. The appearance of CMC in US was very well received.
Later this year, CMC will be present at the ITS World Congress in Montreal. For the first time a special session on motorcycles is supported by the consortium together with ACEM, the Association of European Motorcycle Manufacturers and other stakeholders.
In June 2017 the Enhanced Safety of Vehicle (ESV) Conference took place in the ‘MotorCity’ Detroit.
At the CMC booth – located in the exhibition area of the CoBo Center – representatives of several CMC members informed interested Conference attendants about objectives, focus, outcomes and Consortium membership.
Many visitors of the ITS World Congress 2016 in Melbourne, Australia (October 10-14, 2016) used the opportunity to collect more information about the current work and planned projects of the Connected Motorcycle Consortium. At our stand in the Exhibition hall our guests also had the chance to test a simulation of various ITS functions in the PTW field.
In September 2016, CMC attended the Annual Conference of ACEM to provide to its members with info about the vision, organization and participation in this development partnership.
BMW Motorrad, Honda and Yamaha initiate the "Connected Motorcycle Consortium" in 2015
At the ITS World Congress 2015 in Bordeaux the motorcycle industry took a major step toward the “connected bike” when three major OEMs announced the launch of the initiative “Connected Motorcycle Consortium” to support the development of Cooperative-Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) applications in motorized two-wheelers.
(Picture from left: Dr. Karl Viktor Schaller of BMW Motorrad; Tetsuo Suzuki of Honda Motor Co; and Takaaki Kimura of Yamaha Motor Co.)