Ducati has always been very active when it comes to developing new safety tech for its motorcycles. In its yet another quest to make the world a safer place for motorcyclists, Ducati is working on something that it calls as the C-V2X System. This system will enable Ducati motorcycles to communicate with its surroundings.
The C-V2X System is an integral part of Ducati’s ‘Safety Road Map 2025’. Under this strategy, the first step will be to introduce cornering ABS on all Ducati motorcycles. The second step involves providing all the bikes with radars placed at the front and rear. Then comes the C-V2X System.
So what exactly the C-V2X System would do? It’s a wireless communication system that can enable a Ducati bike to connect or communicate with its surroundings that may include cars, other motorcycles, pedestrians, bicycles, etc.
The system is still in its development stages, but Ducati is really working at a fast pace to get it ready before 2025. We can say this because Ducati has already given a demonstration of this tech. The system was installed on a Multistrada 1200 Enduro and there was an Audi Q7 and a Q3 to help show how this entire setup can help to avoid collisions at intersections, etc. in real life. The demonstration had participation from Audi, Ducati, Ericsson, SWARCO, the Technical University of Kaiserslautern and Qualcomm CDMA Technologies.
Speaking about the C-V2X System, Pierluigi Zampieri, Vehicle Innovation Manager at Ducati Motor Holding, said, “This is the perfect demonstration of use cases in which the modern technologies can drastically improve the safety of future motorcycle users. Indeed, the C-V2X communication is definitely one of the key projects of the Ducati 2025 safety road map.”
Ducati is doing a great work. But the thing which got me curious was that what if this system could be hacked?