Autotalks Joins the Connected Motorcycle Consortium
29 April, 2018
Motorcyclists have a 26-fold higher risk of death than drivers of other vehicles. Hagai Zyss, Autotalks’ CEO, said that according to many industry studies, "V2M communication will reduce road accidents by 80%"
Autotalks from Kfar Neter, Israel, has joined the Connected Motorcycle Consortium (CMC), to work on a uniform motorcycle platform for V2M (Vehicle-to-Motorcycle) communication. Autotalks and other CMC members will work together to enhance Cooperative-Intelligent Transportation Systems (C-ITS) applications in motorcycles, to minimize motorcycle accidents. The Connected Motorcycle Consortium is a collaboration between manufacturers, suppliers, researchers and associations to make motorcycles part of the future of connected mobility. Members of CMC include BMW Motorrad, Honda, Yamaha, Ducati, Kawasaki, KTM and Suzuki.
Autotalks’ V2M solution, launched in June 2017, is based on a second generation V2X chipset developed by the company. It allows motorcyclists and other drivers to receive alerts on life threatening situations in order to avoid road accidents. The V2M solution enables detection of motorcycles that are not visible to the human eye, cameras or any other sensors.
According to a 2015 survey of The World Health Organization, motorcycle rider accounted for 23% out of 1.25 million traffic fatalities. A 2013 study conducted by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicated that motorcyclists have a 26-fold higher risk of death than those who drive other vehicles. Hagai Zyss, Autotalks’ CEO, said that according to many industry studies, “V2M communication will reduce road accidents by 80%.”
Thes studies show that in approximately one third of motorcycle accidents the motorbike was not visible to the car driver. This is one of the reasons why motorcycles are at a greater risk to end up in a crash. Autotalks is committed to minimizing motorcycle accidents until there will be zero accidents on our roadways.” Hennes Fischer, Chairman of CMC communication activities and Senior Advisor to Yamaha Motor Europe, said that as a pioneer in vehicle communication, “Autotalks will add knowledge and experience and will bring CMC closer to its goal of making motorcycling safer.”
Autotalks (www.auto-talks.com) was founded in 2008 and is considered a pioneer and leader in the V2X chipset market. Autotalks’ advanced technology, to be mass-deployed by 2019, complements the information coming from other sensors, specifically in non-line-of-sight scenarios, rough weather or poor lighting conditions. The chipsets exceed the requirements specified by the USDOT’s V2V notice of specified rulemaking (NPRM).
More about CMC: http://www.cmc-info.net