FIM has joined The Connected Motorcycle Consortium (CMC), a collaboration between manufacturers, suppliers, researchers and associations to make motorcycles part of the future connected mobility.
CMC, a non-profit organisation, is supported now by seven world leading motorcycle manufacturers; Ducati, KTM, Kawasaki and Suzuki while BMW Motorrad, Honda and Yamaha are the core members and have been the driving force to establish CMC.
In 2014 all manufacturing members of the Association des Constructeurs Européens de Motocycles (ACEM) have committed to introduce at least one of their PTW models equipped with C-ITS functionality by the year 2020 thus the members of the CMC are paving the way to achieve this shared goal of the European PTW industry.
CMC targets to improve motorcycle rider safety and comfort. Connected mobility / Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications / Cooperative Intelligent Transportation Systems (C-ITS) are being developed, but motorcycle-specific safety aspects haven’t been taken into consideration sufficiently so far. CMC’s goal is to develop a common basic specification for motorcycle ITS, with as many cross-manufacturer standards as possible. Paramount for all members of CMC is the active contribution to the common project by supporting all bodies of the consortium depending on membership level.
Hennes Fischer, CMC Promoting & External Relations WG
“CMC is focused on developing motorcycle related standards; this makes a technical expertise a key factor for all participating parties. That is why CMC welcomes FIM as consortium member and is looking forward to FIM contribution for safer motorcycling and integration of motorcycles in future traffic planning.”
Damiano Zamana, FIM Programmes Director
“The FIM enhance its role of being the global advocate for motorcycling participating to the CMC bringing the motorcyclists’ needs at the core of the joint effort with manufacturers, representing PTW specific requirements and functions with the objective of integrate the PTW into the C-ITS community and international policy maker’s institutions.”
Detailes information on www.cmc-info.net