Ducati and Audi demonstrate new motorcycle detection tech

Published on 18 July 2018 by Robert Drane

Ducati and Audi have together made the first demonstration of motorcycles and cars communicating in order to prevent collisions.

The vehicle-to-everything system is based around wireless 5G technology, which allows vehicles to communicate with each other and their surroundings.

The technology allowed an Audi car to trigger a warning to prevent an intersection collision and an across traffic turn collision. It also detected when the motorcycle ahead suddenly braked.

Pierluigi Zampieri, Vehicle Innovation Manager at Ducati, said: “This is the perfect demonstration of use cases in which the modern technologies can drastically improve the safety of future motorcycle users.

“Indeed, the C-V2X communication is definitely one of the key projects of the Ducati 2025 safety road map”.

Vehicle connectivity is an emerging technology designed to improve vehicle safety, reduce congestion and reduce vehicle emissions. To find out more, read our comprehensive guide: All you need to know about Connected Vehicles and C-ITS