More than a year ago, sport protection company In debuted an airbag vest for skiers that was also named as a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree.
For CES 2017, the company has applied its airbag technology for motorcyclists and, again, captured this year s Innovation Award.
While technologies such as visibility-enhancing brake lights go a long way in city traffic, airbags for motorcyclists would give a rider bodily protection regardless of the situation.
French startup In now plans to bring airbag vests to motorcyclists all over with the Smart Moto Airbag Vest.
Sure, gear manufacturers like Dainese have suits and jackets with airbag technology already on the market for $2,500, but In wants to make such technology more accessible by cutting the cost nearly in half.
Rather than relying on a tether-based system to deploy the airbag should the rider become separated from his or her bike, In s device uses electronic sensors to analyze the movements and detect a crash.