BMW Motorrad announces its latest Active Cruise Control (ACC) in partnership with Bosh.
BMW announces their new BMW Motorrad Active Cruise Control (ACC) for their motorcycles; which automatically regulates the speed by the rider and the distance to the vehicle in front to provide maximum comfort and safety. This kind of system has been around in cars for many years, however, it is not common among motorcycles. For motorcycles, BMW Motorrad says they will soon offer this rider assistance system in their bikes to provide motorcyclists with a completely new comfortable riding experience.
BMW Motorrad’s ACC rider assistance system is actually developed in partnership with Bosch. You might already Bosch’s driver assistance system for cars; however, now Bosch is moving into the motorcycle rider assistance system with BMW Motorrad.
BMW Motorrad’s Active Cruise Control (ACC)
The latest ACC provides maximum comfort for touring motorcyclist by automatically regulating the speed set by the rider and the distance to the vehicle driving in front. Meaning, by being able to automatically regulate the bike’s speed, when the distance to the vehicle in front is reduced, the ACC system controls the bike’s speed to maintain the distance defined by the rider.
BMW Motorrad says; both the riding speed and the distance to the vehicle in front (with a three-stage setup) can be set with just a click of a button. On top of this; the new ACC system has two selectable control characteristics; comfort or dynamic, where the acceleration and deceleration behaviour is changed accordingly. To be able to use the Dynamic Cruise Control (DCC), BMW says the distance control has to be deactivated.
When it comes to cornering, BMW mentions that the speed would be automatically controlled by the ACC if required. However, when the lean angle is large, the braking and acceleration dynamics are limited to provide a smooth stable ride. The ACC system responds to only moving vehicles only; in case of stationary vehicles at the end of a traffic jam or traffic lights; the rider has to brake on their own.
Source: BMW Motorrad