TU Graz, Institut for vehicle safety; KTM
2014 - 2016
Compared to a passenger car occupant, the risk of being killed in a road accident is 2.5 times higher. Motorcyclists therefore represent a particularly vulnerable group of road users. Frequent types of accidents involving serious and fatal injuries are solo accidents, intersection accidents and accidents in longitudinal traffic. Depending on the accident situation, Advanced Rider Assistance Systems (ARAS) such as ABS or cornering ABS can now prevent the wheels from locking or slipping.
Overall, cornering ABS and traction control are the most widespread. There is a high level of confidence in these systems, the perceived accident avoidance potential and the desire to have these systems on your own motorcycle. Depending on ARAS, up to 12% of motorcycle accidents in Austria could be positively influenced. However, this is very much dependent on user acceptance. However, it also showed that the respondents are not averse to having such systems in their vehicles.