IMMA And ACEM Participation At The 11th IFZ Motorcycle Safety Conference During INTERMOT, Cologne, Germany

On 3 and 4 of October 2016 the German Institute for Motorcycle Safety (Institut für Zweiradsicherheit e.V., IFZ) organised its annual conference on powered-two wheeler safety. Close to 200 attendees including road safety experts, policy-makers and industry representatives had the opportunity to exchange views and discuss state-of-the-art research on powered-two wheeler safety.

The presentations delivered during the conference addressed a wide range of issues including motorcycle riding techniques, traffic filtering, modellisation of personal protective equipment, use forward collision warning systems, and the potential safety benefits of eCall systems for motorcycles.

As part of the event, ACEM Secretary General Antonio Perlot moderated a round table panel on the opportunities, challenges and future of intelligent transport systems for the motorcycle sector in the European Union. IMMA Secretary General Edwin Bastiaensen emphasized the shared responsibility towards road safety and the differences in the regions with regards to application of ITS on motorcycles. ACEM Safety Coordinator introduced ACEM’s Safety Strategy.

The IFZ safety conference took place against the background of the 2016 edition of INTERMOT in Cologne, which attracted about 220,000 visitors from 95 countries. 40 new motorcycle models were launched by vehicle manufacturers during the fair.