Autotalks. A New Bike-To-Vehicle (B2V) Technology to Prevent Motorcycle Accidents.

A considerable proportion of the drivers involved in an accident with a motorcycle claimed that they did not even see the motorcycle approaching. Motorcycles are characterized by their relatively small size, high speed and maneuverability, which make it difficult to identify them and predict their movements. Autotalks, the world leader in V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) communication solutions, is launching its bike-to-vehicle (B2V) solution, a technology for the prevention of motorcycle accidents. The solution is based on the B2X (Bike-to-Everything) chipset developed by the Israeli company.

Bosch, as a leading global supplier of technology and services, announced on May 23 that it is carrying out a development B2V study that incorporates Autotalks’ B2V technology alongside Ducati’s motorcycles and Cohda Wireless’ software stack. 
The company also said that according to Bosch accident research, the B2V technology could prevent nearly a third of all powered two-wheeler accidents with casualties in Germany.

Autotalks’ B2V solution enables detection of motorcycles that are not visible to the human eye or cameras of any sort. The advantages of the Autotalks’ solution include, among other things, simple integration, low power consumption, the smallest form factor, highest range of operating temperature and smallest physical size, which results in its resistance to the strong vibration and challenging environmental conditions of motorcycles.

The use of DSRC (dedicated short range communications) protocol enables cars and motorcycles to safely exchange data such as speed, direction of travel, location and braking mode. Since motorcycles rarely have telematics services and are not obliged to support the eCall regulation, they do not include a cellular modem. Therefore, according to Autotalks, the simplest and cheapest connectivity for motorcycles is DSRC.

11 Responses to “Autotalks. A New Bike-To-Vehicle (B2V) Technology to Prevent Motorcycle Accidents.”

  1. 1 Hdrider Jun 7th, 2017 at 8:34 am

    The only that going to happen is if it get legislated into law as a requirement for manufacturers. Big brother is watching.

  2. 2 J.grif Jun 7th, 2017 at 11:26 am

    With the proliferation of cell phones, they are already tracking us, I think this could be done with cell phone technology with some form of an app that would do vehicle to vehicle alerting, just a thought.

  3. 3 Fzzzz Jun 7th, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Wonderful idea.

    Bear in mind though, you can’t fix stupid. A gorilla with a baseball bat can’t clue in a moron and we have a shitton of these out on the roads.

  4. 4 Tim Jun 8th, 2017 at 7:01 am

    Unlike most of Cyril stuff, this leaves more questions then answers
    1 cost
    2 how and wear does this need to be mounted or…..
    3 what type of technology must the other vehicle have in it to register the motorcycle
    4. how many other vehicles are equipt with that tech
    5. down sides?
    6 and if given a few minutes I am sure I can come up with a 1/2 dozen more

  5. 5 rebel Jun 8th, 2017 at 7:52 am

    not in my riding lifetime, besides cars will be flying by then and well out of the way of bikes

  6. 6 cyclereckr Jun 8th, 2017 at 7:57 am

    T.C.A.S. , (Traffic Collision Avoidance System, aircraft system) for the street ! How nice and expensive , solution for people that cant drive !!

  7. 7 Mike Greenwald Jun 8th, 2017 at 8:20 am

    This technology will get you killed. Reliance upon 5.9 GHz is a feelgood exercise for legislators.
    What we are dealing with here are perceptions, actions, and consequences, ability, disability, liability and reliability.
    A new scheme for the governments. Another variable for actuaries. Weaponized bait for road users.

  8. 8 Mark Jun 8th, 2017 at 8:56 am

    If only we had driver training and law enforcement doing something besides busting speeders way out on interstates where driving is safest anyway. Rolling right on red and stop signs, left lane bandits are all perfectly fine to Ohio law enforcement. In my neighborhood 1/3 of turns by cops; no turn signal. What message does that send?

  9. 9 JohnnySpeed Jun 9th, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Mark- Your cops actually use signals once in a while? Must be nice. The ones around me drive like maniacs and keep getting into accidents killing innocent people.

  10. 10 David Blaska Jun 12th, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Dunno why manufacturers don’t festoon bikes with LEDs. Run/turn/brake lights, off the handlebar grips, around the headlight, atop the sissy bars and wherever else. The key is to BE seen.

  11. 11 rameez Jun 14th, 2017 at 2:06 am

    Rolling right on red and stop signs, left lane bandits are all perfectly fine to Ohio law enforcement. In my neighborhood 1/3 of turns by cops; no turn signal.

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