Friday, December 02, 2016

Bosch motorcycle systems honoured with Safety Technology Award by ASEAN NCAP Awards 2016


Bosch was honoured with “Safety Technology Award: Innovative Motorcycle Technology for Safer Riding” by the New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) at their ASEAN NCAP Grand Prix awards 2016 gala dinner. This award recognizes Bosch’s continuous effort in innovating safer riding with two-wheeler technologies such as the motorcycle antilock braking system (ABS), motorcycle stability control (MSC), and side view assist.



Additionally, Bosch was part of the ‘Stop the Crash’ campaign and held a Bosch Motorcycle ABS Demonstration. I wrote about the STOP THE CRASH event here and I actually was quite impressed with the motorcycle demonstration by Bosch. I do hope all bike in the region will be ABS equipped in the very near future. It WILL save lives. A LOT of lives. 

PRESS RELEASE

Bosch motorcycle systems honoured with Safety

Technology Award by ASEAN NCAP

The pioneer in vehicle safety technologies introduces

life-saving features for motorcycles

 Bosch recognized for its continuous effort in increasing vehicle safety

 Award winning two-wheeler technologies from Bosch: ABS, MSC and

side view assist

 Motorcycle ABS is becoming a global standard

 Bosch developed the new generation ABS 10 suitable for small two-

wheelers in emerging markets such as Malaysia
 Simon Song, Managing Director of Bosch Malaysia receiving the award from David Ward, Secretary General of Global New Car Assessment Program (far left), and Professor Dr. Wong Shaw Voon, Chairman of the New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP)


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Bosch was honoured with the “Safety Technology

Award: Innovative Motorcycle Technology for Safer Riding” by the New Car

Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP). This

award recognizes Bosch’s continuous effort in innovating safer riding with two-

wheeler technologies such as the motorcycle antilock braking system (ABS),

motorcycle stability control (MSC), and side view assist. “Bosch, as the market

leader for two-wheeler safety, is dedicated to delivering innovative technologies

to the market that make riding safer and more comfortable without compromising

on the fun to ride,” says Christian Groeger, General Manager for Motorcycle

Application Safety of the Bosch Two-Wheeler & Powersports business unit.

ASEAN NCAP is an automobile safety rating program jointly established by the

Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) and the Global New Car

Assessment Program (Global NCAP), and is one of the most influential

international programs to assess the safety of new vehicles.

This is the second award Bosch has received from ASEAN NCAP, the first one

being in 2014 for the company’s Electronic Stability Program (ESP ® ), also known

as Electronic Stability Control (ESC) – a Bosch invention that has saved more

than 8,500 lives and prevented more than a quarter of a million traffic accidents

to date in Europe alone. As announced by the Malaysian government, the

country will be the first ASEAN country to legislate ESC as a mandatory safety

feature in all new passenger cars beginning 1 st June 2018.



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Southeast Asia is the third-largest two-wheeler market in the world, just after

China and India, and the demand for enhanced riding safety is growing in such

emerging markets. Every year, 21,000 fatal two-wheeler accidents occur in

Indonesia and Thailand alone. Furthermore, with around 18 road fatalities per

day recorded in 2015 in Malaysia according to the World Health Organization,

the country has the third highest road traffic fatality rate in ASEAN. More than 60

percent of road accidents involving motorcyclists.

Simon Song, managing director of Bosch in Malaysia commented, “It is our hope

that the government passes a legislation for ABS to be made a standard fitment

to all new two-wheelers, given that motorcycles are one of the most common

means of transportation in our country. We believe that such a legislation can

help drastically reduce the high motoring fatality rate in Malaysia”.

Motorcycle ABS is becoming a global standard

Bosch’s accident research studies show that if every two-wheeler is equipped

with ABS, roughly one fourth of accidents could be prevented. ABS prevents the

wheels from locking up, which allows riders to remain in control of the motorcycle

and react more quickly without fear in a critical situation while braking.

Worldwide, more and more countries are promoting motorcycle ABS.

In the European Union, the motorcycle ABS legislation has been implemented

and applies to all new vehicle types with an engine displacement over 125 cc

from the beginning of 2016. Similar legislation will be applicable in Japan from

2018 and in Taiwan from 2019. This year, the Indian government has announced

that motorcycle ABS will be introduced as a standard equipment for all new

vehicle types in India from April 2018.

“The passing of this legislation is a milestone in motorcycle safety. The impact

and results have the potential to inspire other countries in Asia to implement the

same, especially in Southeast Asia where two-wheelers are a common mode of

transportation,” said Song.

From ABS to side view assist

Since 1995, Bosch has manufactured more than two million motorcycle ABS

units. Bosch’s latest ABS 10 is a variant that is designed specifically to meet the

requirements of emerging markets. With its smaller and lighter design, this

system is easier for manufacturers to integrate into small two-wheelers. The

Kawasaki Versys-X 300 ABS will be launched globally as the world’s first

production model to be fitted with this system. Furthermore, the 2018 model of

the Suzuki GSX-S125 ABS, will also feature the same system.



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In 2013, Bosch brought motorcycle stability control (MSC) to the market, the

world’s first “all-in- one” safety system for two-wheelers. By monitoring two-

wheeler-specific parameters such as lean angle, the system can instantaneously

adjust its electronic braking and acceleration interventions to suit the riding

status. This prevents the bike from lowsiders or righting itself when braking

through a corner. But the development of two-wheeler safety systems doesn’t

stop there. In the shape of the side view assist, Bosch has launched the world’s

first advanced rider assistance system for two-wheelers. Using ultrasonic

sensors, side view assist detects blind spots and helps riders to avoid collisions

when changing lanes.

Bosch partners Global NCAP’s “Stop the Crash” campaign

Bosch is a partner of Global NCAP’s “Stop the Crash” campaign for the third

time. This initiative is part of the United Nation Decade of Action for Road

Safety’s goal of reducing 50 percent of the worldwide road-traffic deaths by 2020.

In 2013 alone, there were approximately 1.25 million road fatalities worldwide. At

the Malaysian edition of the “Stop the Crash” campaign on 29 and 30 November,

Bosch showcased its motorcycle ABS technology to demonstrate its functionality

as well as key benefits.

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