Continental Motorcycle Safety Technologies: Continental Forward Collision Warning

Welcome to part five of the Continental Motorcycle Safety Technologies series, where the latest motorcycle technologies to ensure safety in all riders and accomplish Vision Zero are revealed. In this fifth post you will discover more about the Continental Forward Collision Warning. Make sure to take a look at part one, two, three and four of the series if you haven’t.

There shouldn’t be much to distract you while riding, since your hands should be constantly on the handle bar. But if for whatever reason you start daydreaming, the Forward Collision Warning should wake you up from your deepest imaginations. Like many other of the motorcycle technologies mentioned in this series, the Forward Collision Warning is also derived from the automobile industry. Things like lane keeping assist, auto braking and haptic feedback steering wheel have very similar objectives as this Continental system on motorcycles. Having the technology to detect a potential collision situation before the rider does can be the last resource to save a life.

These technologies have been developed to support Continental’s worldwide safety campaign, Vision Zero. Vision Zero is Continental’s commitment to safety in both automobiles and motorcycles. Zero fatalities, zero injuries, zero accidents. It’s only the combination of advanced rider assistance systems and premium tires that puts drivers in a position to actually benefit from top level safety out on the roads. Continental is the only company that can offer high-tech solutions in both product areas from a single source.

Forward Collision Warning is meant to reduce most of the accidents happening due lack of awareness in a hazardous situation such as approaching vehicles with high relative speed or deceleration:

  • A long range radar or camera detects, classifies and positions preceding traffic path prediction and warning modification based on lean angle.

Technical Specifications

  • Radar Sensor (ARS400 – Long Range) for monitoring the preceding traffic.
  • Or camera technology for monitoring the preceding traffic.
  • Up to 250m range (Radar).
  • Highly dynamic.

Features & Benefits

  • Increases safety significantly at risk by driver inattentiveness.
  • Alert of driver of an impending collision.
  • Optical and/or haptic warning.

VIDEO about Continental Forward Collision Warning