Continental will be the first supplier to launch an emergency brake assistant for motorcycles on the market. The radar-based system is part of the broad range of driver assistance systems that the technology company is grouping together under the term Advanced Rider Assistance Systems (ARAS) and is currently planning to present at the EICMA in Milan.
Experience with safety systems from the passenger car and commercial vehicle sectors has been incorporated into the development of the two-wheel system. But there are differences: While in a car such an assistant autonomously performs emergency braking with maximum braking force to avoid a collision, the motorcycle system reduces speed in a much more controlled manner. It is designed more to support the driver than to take control.