You may, or may not have heard, that Bosch has come up with quite an interesting new safety feature for up and coming bikes. Interesting is an understatement, to say the least!
The team at the UK’s leading bike trader, WeBuyAnyBike have taken to the web to investigate this feature.
Let’s Start with Bosch.
We all know this company; they do pretty much everything these days! But, where did they begin?
The Bosch enterprise started out over 130 years ago. After working for Thomas Edison and Siemens, it comes as no surprise that founder, Robert Bosch, later got inspired to start his own business. So, at the age of 25, on the 15th of November 1886 Bosch took to the streets of Stuttgart to start a business called the ‘Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering’.
We all know that today the corporation is well known for creating a variety of appliances over the world, such as:
- Kettles, Toasters, and various other kitchen appliances
- Washing Machines, Dishwashers, etc.
- Portable Radios
- Power drills, and other tools
However, the company actually started out in the auto trade! After being in business for over a year, Robert Bosch introduced to the world the first low voltage magneto. This was solely built to fit motor vehicles with gas engines.
Following this, the company proceeded to specialise in vehicle parts for a further 46 years! Then, in 1932, the corporation took ownership of aeroplane specialist, Junkers & Co. It seems that this was a great year for Bosch… Not only did they branch out into this area, but they also flourished and introduced power drills and other tools to the world. This proved to inspire the company, following this, they soon branched out and stepped into the world of many other areas!
Bosch is and always has been a brand that is constantly competing with their own products to create fresh and new, yet durable methods of increasing safety in vehicles. Over recent years, however, they seem to have been focusing on motorcyclists!
This was evident back in 2013 when they worked with KTM with their 1190 Adventure 2014 model. Their Motorcycle Stability Control system was introduced to improve the various controls. This included Rear-Wheel Lift-Up, Traction, Wheelie, Hill Hold, and Off-Road.
Over the past 5 years, however, it seems that Bosch has been working on their Jet Thrust Valves; which is what the internet like to call it. Alternatively, Bosch likes to call it the Sliding Mitigation Research Project which sounds a lot more fancy and professional!
What is it?
We were just as curious as you! It seems that this new creation has been inspired by airbags from cars! Along with the observation of the increase in motorcycle accidents, Bosch put together this new innovative idea.
Their pitch is to have a gas accumulator that is activated when a motorcycle’s wheels experience the very first steps of sideways wheel-slip. This often occurs when a motorcycle comes into contact with wet slippery surfaces, such as wet leaves. As well as this, it could also be activated when an oil spill makes its way onto the surface of a bike’s wheel, or when a bike rides over uneven road surfaces, such as gravel.
When this happens, sensors will activate, releasing gas out of the sides of the bike with tremendous pressure. Forcing the bike to regain a steady posture, and in turn, saving the biker’s life.
Unfortunately, there is none. Well, at this present stage anyway. The team over at Bosch are still in testing. However, considering how much their article has blown up over social media since its own release on the 17th May… We’re pretty confident that it there will be a release date in the future!
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