A famed motorcycle company teamed up with the creators of extreme-sport clothing to design the world’s first wireless suit-mounted airbags.
Ducati Motors and Dainese collaborated to introduce the design that will offer the auto-inflation safety system that doesn’t require the rider to be connected to the bike by a release cord.
“Marking a ‘world’s first’ in the motorcycle industry and combining the innovative designs from two famous Italian brands, the new Ducati model takes a significant step forward in two-wheel safety,” Ducati said in a statement.
The Multistrada D-Air model features a fully integrated, intelligent system of sensors that wirelessly connect to the airbags inside the jackets.
Dainese has experimented with suit-mounted airbags since 2008 and its D-Air system is already available in Race and Street options. The Race version pops out of the collar to protect the neck, shoulders and collarbone, and the Street boasts a much larger bag that protects the rider’s entire torso, front and back, according to GizMag.
The two Italian companies will reveal more of their plans for the wireless airbag system April 15, but odds are they won’t expand sales to the U.S. yet. So far, the system will only be sold in Europe. But you can watch the cool slow motion video of the vest inflating, here:
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