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June 3, 2020

Alpinestars Tech-Air 5 - Wearable Airbag


Alpinestars Tech-Air 5 - The Latest Addition To The Alpinestars Tech-Air Family

Alpinestars has been redefining protection for motorcyclists ever since the company was established way back in 1963. Now the brand has taken a huge leap forward by launching Tech-Air 5. This is an all new, fully autonomous, motorcycling airbag system that will work with or without having a specialised jacket to go with it.

Tech-Air 5 is the latest addition to the Alpinestars Tech-Air family. This already includes the Tech-Air Race and Tech-Air Street systems. Since Alpinestars continues to lead the way in active air-bag technology for riders and their passengers the new Tech-Air 5 system is a powerful demonstration of Alpinestars commitment to making the technology more freely available as the best possible choice of ‘active’ airbag protection on the market.

Alpinestars Tech-Air 5 - Unrivalled Upper Body Protection

The unit is a slim, self-contained wearable airbag vest. It can be worn under any proper fitting textile jacket or any Tech-Air compatible jacket. In doing so it offers unrivalled upper body protection. This keeps us motorcycle riders safe by uniquely covering the shoulders, chest, ribs and full back. Shoulder protection is critical in a road impact. The device, effectively and efficiently minimises the risk of the rider sustaining shoulder and collarbone injuries, uniquely protecting the riders’ shoulders. If only they’d been around a few years ago!

The state of the art vest comes with an active electronic system that features six integrated sensors. These consist of three gyroscopes and three accelerometers as well as a crash algorithm that leverages AI to accurately monitor when to deploy the airbag in the event of an unplanned departure. This intelligent crash detection algorithm has been developed together with the world’s top MotoGP riders, and Alpinestars customers. It includes over 2,000 data of crashes to accurately assess when to deploy a full airbag inflation before the first impact with an obstacle.

Tech Air 5 technology from AlpineStars

AlpineStars Tech-Air 5 - Quick, Easy And Convenient

Should the algorithm detect the start of an unscheduled departure, it will deploy a protective airbag. Maximum inflation time is 45 milliseconds. 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 comes with a two inflators and a single charge for street and light off-road capability.

The system is also extremely easy to use. Just zip up the vest, close the magnetic flap and you’re ready to ride. An LED display indicates the airbag’s operational status. The integrated, certified lithium ion battery has a battery life of 30 hours of riding time. The system comes equipped with a magnetic micro USB charger that allows quick, easy and convenient recharging.

Alpinestars Tech-Air 5 - Tech-Air App

Rather cleverly it has Bluetooth connectivity and an accompanying Tech-Air App. This uses the rider’s phone to display the system’s operational status, battery status and a detailed analysis of a ride. In addition, the system’s firmware can be updated over the air through the app.

The find out more about this fantastic product and arrange a fitting, get in touch with Ireland's Alpinestars specialists, Megabikes, in Ballymount. Talk to any of the team on 01 478 4200.

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