- Airbag mounted near the handlebar
- Features a control unit working in tandem with the accelerometer
- Patent design appears to be a maxi-scooter
Besides its recent patent filing for an electric scooter, Honda India has also registered a new design patent for an airbag system. It’s for the Japanese brand’s scooter line and here’s what we know about it.
The design patent reveals that an airbag will be mounted near the handlebar. The model appears to be a maxi-scooter and could be one from the PCX range. The airbag unit is packed in a cylindrical can likely to be filled with compressed air. It’s likely to be equipped with a control unit working in conjunction with an accelerometer. The latter measures the velocity and can be used to detect the crash. Following this, the control unit initiates the inflation command to the airbag.
Honda already has a two-wheeler airbag system in the application for the Gold Wing. So, it isn’t a surprise that the Japanese brand wants to integrate the same in a scooter. While the said measure will help to amp up rider safety, it’ll be a while before we see it on the market. The system will have to be tested in various conditions requiring extensive research and development.