Alpinestars will showcase over 55 years of class-leading product innovation in motorcycling and motorsports protection technology, including the all-new completely independent Tech-Air 5 motorcycling airbag system, at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020. It will also offer live airbag deployments to CES attendees.
The new system is the latest addition to the Alpinestars Tech-Air family, allowing more users to benefit from an independent, wearable garment featuring all the protection that the Tech-Air airbag system delivers.
Tech-Air 5 is a slim, self-contained wearable airbag vest designed to be worn under any textile jacket. The system provides unrivalled upper body protection uniquely covering the rider’s shoulders, critical in motorcycling accidents, in addition to the chest, ribs and full back, and offering the most comprehensive coverage of any motorcycling airbag available today.
The state-of-the-art Tech-Air 5 airbag system features six integrated sensors which continuously monitor acceleration and the rider’s position. In the event of a crash, the system has a maximum inflation time of up to 40ms and the impact absorption while wearing the airbag results in a decrease of the impact force by up to 93% compared to a passive protector. The airbag has been designed to deploy before the first impact with an obstacle, and in addition, protects riders in the event of a rear-end collision.
The system includes Bluetooth connectivity and comes with the Tech-Air App, which uses the rider’s phone to display the system’s operational status, battery status and provides detailed analysis of a ride, in addition to over-the-air firmware updates. The airbag has a battery life of 30 hours of riding time on a single charge and an LED display conveniently shows system status directly on the garment. The Tech-Air 5 airbag system will be available on the market in March 2020.
The Consumer Electronics Show takes place from January 7-10 in Las Vegas.