A Concept That Could Save Motorcyclists From Skids And Crashes

It’s a common cause of accidents on bikes – losing traction going around a corner and having the bike slide out from under you. But Bosch may have a solution.

This experimental technology called the “skid mitigation research project” uses a sensor that can detect sideways wheel slip and then fires a side-facing jet of compressed air that counteracts the skid and keeps the bike upright. Road and Track report the jet is powered by the same type of gas used to inflate car airbags, which means it can only be deployed once. But once is better than never, right?