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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) to Sponsor Real-Time Accident Study

100 motorcycles, specially equipped with sensors and cameras, will be used in a first-ever MSF study to better understand motorcycle accidents. Here's an excerpt from an article published by Motor Sports Newswire:

    "The first rider participating in the first-ever MSF 100 Motorcyclists Naturalistic Study rode off with a fully instrumented, data-logging bike from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) last week, marking the start of the year-long research project. Each of the 100 bikes, routinely being ridden in real-world traffic, and equipped with an array of data acquisition systems, will provide comprehensive, real-time, near-crash, pre-crash and actual-crash information that is unprecedented in motorcycle research."
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1 comment:

YouMotorcycle.com - Motorcycle reviews, roads, rides, info, and more said...

Glad its the MSF and not some government or police group looking into this with no idea or understanding of motorcycling beyond their training experience or what they see on tv. Hopefully this can result in new understandings that will influence decision makers and improve the safety of all riders.