Continental is launching a new emergency brake assist system for motorcycles, as part of its range of advanced rider assistance systems.

The big news for Continentals new fifth-generation radar sensors is its enhanced object detection, which works to inform its high-performance emergency brake assist system. It’s different from the way the technology is used in cars though. In a car, an emergency brake assist automatically performs emergency braking with maximum braking force when a collision is imminent, but the motorcycle system works in a much more measured way. The bike system is designed to help the rider, rather than to take control.

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Emergency brake assist uses a radar sensor to monitor the area in front of the motorcycle – and if there is a risk of a collision, the rider is alerted by a visual, audible or physical warning. Then a low amount of initial braking pressure is applied, helping the rider with the active braking operation. And if the rider does not react to the warning, the emergency brake assist automatically builds up