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Active safety systems on motorcycles? Probably not…

By April 12, 2013General Posts

An array of active safety technologies are being released by automakers, but consumers shouldn't expect to see many, if any, on motorcycles.

Even though motorcycle fatalities increased 18 percent in Michigan last year, industry experts say the new technologies, which primarily use radars and cameras to help avoid an accident, aren’t practical for motorcycles.

“It’s completely different driving,” said Amnon Shashua, co-founder of Mobileye, an Israeli software company, during a media event at one of TRW Automotive's facilities in Farmington Hills. “I can’t imagine a motorcyclist all of a sudden has automatic braking.

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