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Alpinestars primes to unveil its Tech-Air 5 motorcycle airbag system at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Alpinestars primes to unveil its Tech-Air 5 motorcycle airbag system at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Alpinestars/)

Motorsports safety and apparel brand Alpinestars is preparing to unveil the successor to its currently available Tech-Air motorcycle airbag system. The Tech-Air 5 airbag vest continues to be a fully self-contained system designed to be worn under any textile or leather jacket. However it promises a slimmer design with greater functionality.

Specifically the vest incorporates six sensors that measure acceleration and the rider’s position in space. The electronics monitor this data, and if the parameters exceed a threshold, the airbag can be inflated in 40 milliseconds in an effort to protect the rider’s frame (shoulders, chest, ribs, and entire back) before initial impact with the ground or obstacle. The Italian-American company claims the airbag is capable of reducing impact force by 93 percent compared to a passive chest/back protector.

Tech-Air 5 now offers Bluetooth capability so the user can pair the device to his or her phone via Alpinestars’ proprietary Tech-Air smartphone app (not yet released). The app monitors operational and battery status, and can record analysis of a particular riding event. Tech-Air 5’s battery life has been extended to 30 hours of use, and the garment incorporates an LED display which relays system function.

Alpinestars will demonstrate this product via live deployments during the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show taking place in Las Vegas January 7 through 10 inside Hall D, Booth 46046.

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Endobobdds

Has anyone seen the demo of this airbag or purchased one?

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Indy Dave

The Tech Air 5 is expected to ship in March I think, Bob. This previous versions of this 'airbag' required the use of a specific Alpinestars jacket - and this one is designed to be used under any brand jacket, provided a min. of 4 cm of space is available around the circumference of the body. One of the recent descriptions I read about the Alpinestars is that while you can use a bluetooth connection to pair an app, the app itself is unrelated to the Tech Air 5's deployment ie: no connection is required for the vest to work - the jacket uses it's own sensors and not the phone's.

 

https://www.alpinestars.com/tech-air-5

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1 hour ago, Indy Dave said:

The Tech Air 5 is expected to ship in March I think, Bob. This previous versions of this 'airbag' required the use of a specific Alpinestars jacket - and this one is designed to be used under any brand jacket, provided a min. of 4 cm of space is available around the circumference of the body. One of the recent descriptions I read about the Alpinestars is that while you can use a bluetooth connection to pair an app, the app itself is unrelated to the Tech Air 5's deployment ie: no connection is required for the vest to work - the jacket uses it's own sensors and not the phone's.

 

https://www.alpinestars.com/tech-air-5

 

Yes, that is what I thought I read also. The phone will not activate or de-activate the vest.

The pictures look like the area around the neck has a smaller airbag, then other air bag vest designs. But it covers more of the frontal area.

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