July 24, 2024

Radars on the radar for Ducati

In the works for Ducati is the inclusion of radars on their motorcycles to help increase rider safety.

A series of sensors are being developed as part of an ARAS or Advanced Rider Assistance Systems similar to that found in cars.

The Italian maker has worked in conjunction with Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering of the Politecnico di Milano University to develop the new technology that will include a rear radar able to detect blind spots and vehicles approaching at speed from behind.

Another radar sensor will be located on the front to facilitate adaptive cruise control as well as front collision alert.

The radars will be paired with an advanced rider interface and aims to help prevent potential collisions with other vehicles or obstacles on the road.

They will be available on the first Ducati motorcycle by 2020.

The ARAS system will be the first step in Ducati’s Safety Road Map 2025 strategy which also involves the implementation of Bosch ABS Cornering to all models.

Similar to standard ABS, the Cornering system allows full braking grip control during cornering, reducing the risk of falling during entry into the corner.