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ADV NewsAlpinestars Launches Tech-Air 3 Airbag Vest With Packable Design

Alpinestars Launches Tech-Air 3 Airbag Vest With Packable Design

The company's lightest airbag system yet, wearable over or under a jacket.

Published on 10.10.2022

Alpinestars has launched the new Tech-Air 3 Airbag vest, developed to offer an added level of upper body protection for touring riders, city commuters, and light off-road adventure riders. Wearable over or under a motorcycle jacket, the Tech-Air 3 is Alpinestars’ lightest airbag system featuring a packable design that can be easily folded up and stowed away in a backpack or under the bike’s seat when not in use.

The newest Tech-Air airbag vest is fully autonomous and does not require any external connections or sensors on the motorcycle to operate. According to Alpinestars, its crash detection triggering algorithm has been developed and refined with millions of kilometers of riding data and thousands of crashes, allowing the system to accurately assess when to deploy the airbag ahead of an impact or other dangerous situation like a lowside, or highside crash.

Alpinestars Tech-Air 3 autonomous motorcycle airbag vest

Protection

In the event that Tech-Air 3 detects the start of a crash, the system will inflate the protective airbag in 50 milliseconds. The vest incorporates 6 integrated sensors featuring 3 accelerometers (1 triaxial accelerometer), and 3 gyroscopes (1 triaxial gyroscope) to provide optimized crash monitoring performance in a variety of dynamic street riding scenarios — even when stopped at a traffic light.

Alpinestars Tech-Air 3 autonomous motorcycle airbag vest

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If there is a direct impact of the motorcycle with another vehicle or obstacle, the Tech-Air 3, is effective on “first impact,” which means that the system inflates before hitting the vehicle or obstacle against which the motorcycle will have the direct impact. The upper body protection keeps motorcycle riders safer by uniquely covering the rider’s full chest and full back. In addition, the integrated back protector pocket on the back can accommodate additional passive back protection, if desired.

System Operational Status

Alpinestars Tech-Air 3 autonomous motorcycle airbag vest

An LED display on the front chest indicates the Airbag System’s operational status, and incorporates a haptic alert, which vibrates to confirm the system is armed, as well as alerts the rider when the battery is running low. Bluetooth connectivity to a Tech-Air App allows monitoring of both the System’s operational status and battery status, and mapping your journey via MyRide.

Availability

The Tech-Air 3 retails for $599.95 USD and is available in both a men’s version as well as a women’s Stella version, with an ergonomically designed fit, tailored to the female rider. For more information visit alpinestars.com.

Alpinestars Tech-Air 3 autonomous motorcycle airbag vest

Features

  • Fully autonomous active airbag system
  • Engineered to be worn in all weather conditions
  • 6 integrated sensors (3 accelerometers, 3 gyroscopes or 1 triaxial gyroscope and 1 triaxial accelerometer)
  • Activates automatically via the magnetic zip closure
  • LED display on the front chest continuously indicates the airbag’s operational status
  • Internal magnetic button facilitates easy positioning of the airbag across the chest when riding
  • Perforated back zone for improved breathability, with internal air channels for enhanced airflow
  • Integrated back protector pocket (back protector sold separately)
  • Incorporates Alpinestars’ Pro 2nd Generation compact Electronic Control Unit (ECU)
  • Uses the Tech-Air 5 street algorithm which provides active protection in street riding scenarios and a variety of riding conditions, even when stopped
  • Upgradable system firmware via Tech-Air App
  • Bluetooth low energy (BLE 5.0) connectivity with the Tech-Air App shows the system’s status, the battery status and riding data
  • Battery life of 40 hours and a recharge time of approximately 4 hours
  • LED display incorporates a haptic alert, which vibrates to confirm the system is armed and alerts the rider when the battery is running low
  • Canister housing, electronic wiring and airbag are easily removable
  • Packable design for easy storage when not in use
  • Washable

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Author: ADV Pulse Staff
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