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Honda patents airbag system for scooters in India | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The system makes use of accelerometers to detect a crash, and deploys a frontal airbag mounted close to the handlebar.

A current patent filed by Honda in India exhibits the corporate to be engaged on an airbag system for its scooters. On this specific case, the patent drawings present the airbag system mounted on a petrol-powered mannequin from the corporate’s PCX line-up, indicating that that is the place we may first see the system being deployed.

Honda is among the pioneers of airbag expertise on two-wheelers, with its flagship tourer, the Gold Wing, being supplied with an airbag system. Now, a current patent submitting exhibits that the corporate is working in direction of using the system on its scooters as nicely.

The patent submitting exhibits a frontal airbag mounted close to the handlebar of one in every of its petrol-powered PCX fashions. A small cylindrical housing aft of the headstock accommodates the airbag, in addition to an inflator (possible a canister stuffed with compressed fuel). The system remains to be beneath improvement – earlier patent filings present the airbag housing positioned additional ahead, forward of the handlebar, whereas these newest drawings have it positioned nearer to the rider.

The situation and measurement of the airbag has modified because the earlier patent submitting.

The system contains a management unit, which receives knowledge from accelerometers, and might ship the command to inflate the airbag. The accelerometers are used to detect a crash, following which the management system sends the command for inflation.

Among the many different applied sciences at the moment being developed by Honda is a brand new hub motor (additionally referred to as an in-wheel motor) that has additionally been patented lately in India. It may determine on one of many firm’s upcoming electrical scooters for our market. Full particulars right here.

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