Another CES 2019 news: Ducati Demonstrates Car To Bike inter-Communication System

Ducati displayed a new car to motorcycle communication technology at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show 2019 that is holding in Las Vegas. The new inter-vehicle communication was developed together with its parent company Audi, and another automotive partner, Ford. The communication system is called ConVeX (Connected Vehicle to Everything), or C-V2X, inter-links vehicles, street infrastructure and pedestrians. 

A Ducati Multistrada 1260 was implemented during the test which took place at the 2019 CES Show. The project is actually a key part of Ducati's "Safety Road Map 2025" strategy which is aimed at the development of new safety systems and technologies for motorcycles.

According to Pierluigi Zampieri, the demonstration showed use cases in which advanced technologies can significantly improve the safety of motorcycle users. The Vehicle Innovation Manager at Ducats Motor Holding also said that there was no better place than CES to talk about their roadmap towards the future.

As part of the strategy, the Italian manufacturer extended cornering ABS to its entire range, and this will be followed in 2020 by the market launch of a bike with front and rear radar. At the ongoing CES show, the three automotive brands announced that it was their joint efforts that reproduced and accelerated the commercial deployment of C-V2X direct communication technology for roadside safety, automated driving and traffic efficiency.

The demonstrations involves Ducati Multistrada 1260 vehicles from Audi and Ford which were all equipped with C-V2X wireless direct communication to illustrate various driving situations. One situation showed how C-V2X can be used between vehicles to negotiate the right of way in a four-way, or in a non-signalized intersection where each vehicle may not be able to see each other. These three companies also exhibited other Vehicle-to-Vehicle communication, Vehicle-to-Infastructure and Vehicle-to-Pedestrain scenarios, using the Intersection Movement Assist (IMA) which was designed to address possible angle collisions at intersections. The C-V2X also protects vulnerable road users like pedestrians and cyclists and is capable of providing an advance warning of road construction ahead.