Exploratory study on airbag suitability for low engine capacity motorcycles

Aqbal Hafeez Ariffin, Mohd Syazwan Solah, Azhar Hamzah, Mohd Hafzi Md Isa, Zulhaidi Mohd Jawi, Nur Izzi Md Yusoff, Mohd Rosli Hainin

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Abstract

Motorcyclist constituted more than 50% of road deaths in Malaysia. Statistics showed that most fatal motorcyclist crashes involved passenger cars: with sideswipe or side impact reported to be the most frequent crash configurations. Many related studies have been performed to completely understand such motorcycle crashes which resulted in many safety inventions. These include installation of airbag onto motorcycle to study its effectiveness in potentially reducing motorcyclist’s injury. However, previous related studies known mainly dealt airbag’s effectiveness for large cc motorcycles. Hence, an exploratory study was conducted to study airbag’s suitability in mitigating rider’s injury during collision for motorcycle with low engine capacity (cc). Two different full-scale crash tests of motorcycle (with and without mounted airbag) side-impacting passenger car were conducted in accordance to ISO 13232. The test results in terms of high-speed video recordings (crash kinematics), motorcycle damage profiles and dummy injuries were analysed and discussed. It could be suggested from the results obtained that an airbag system for low cc motorcycle is feasible and further study is needed for better airbag concept and design which could reduce motorcyclist injury during collision.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-69
Number of pages5
JournalJurnal Teknologi
Volume78
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016

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Motorcycles
Engines
Passenger cars
Video recording
Patents and inventions
Kinematics
Statistics

Keywords

  • Airbag
  • ISO 13232
  • Side impact
  • Underbone motorcycle

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  • Engineering(all)

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Ariffin, A. H., Solah, M. S., Hamzah, A., Isa, M. H. M., Jawi, Z. M., Md Yusoff, N. I., & Hainin, M. R. (2016). Exploratory study on airbag suitability for low engine capacity motorcycles. Jurnal Teknologi, 78(4), 65-69. https://doi.org/10.11113/jt.v78.7999

Exploratory study on airbag suitability for low engine capacity motorcycles. / Ariffin, Aqbal Hafeez; Solah, Mohd Syazwan; Hamzah, Azhar; Isa, Mohd Hafzi Md; Jawi, Zulhaidi Mohd; Md Yusoff, Nur Izzi; Hainin, Mohd Rosli.

In: Jurnal Teknologi, Vol. 78, No. 4, 01.04.2016, p. 65-69.

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Ariffin, AH, Solah, MS, Hamzah, A, Isa, MHM, Jawi, ZM, Md Yusoff, NI & Hainin, MR 2016, 'Exploratory study on airbag suitability for low engine capacity motorcycles', Jurnal Teknologi, vol. 78, no. 4, pp. 65-69. https://doi.org/10.11113/jt.v78.7999
Ariffin, Aqbal Hafeez ; Solah, Mohd Syazwan ; Hamzah, Azhar ; Isa, Mohd Hafzi Md ; Jawi, Zulhaidi Mohd ; Md Yusoff, Nur Izzi ; Hainin, Mohd Rosli. / Exploratory study on airbag suitability for low engine capacity motorcycles. In: Jurnal Teknologi. 2016 ; Vol. 78, No. 4. pp. 65-69.
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