ALPINESTARS Tech Air 5
Alpinestars has presented its revolutionary new protection system, the Tech Air 5 airbag. This model differs from its predecessors by being equipped with an autonomous system, so a specific jacket is not necessary to use it. It adapts to all jacket models, since it has been made with the structure of a vest.
The protection area of the new Alpinestars Tech Air 5 includes chest, shoulders, ribs and the entire back. It inflates automatically, thanks to 6 sensors that are integrated into the vest. These sensors send the information to a switchboard that, based on an algorithm, makes the decision to activate in case of danger to the motorist.
The inflation time is between 20 and 40 ms. In this way, the Alpinestars airbag manages to reduce the force up to 95% in the event of an impact, avoiding possible serious injuries.
This entire system is activated at the same time when the vest is fastened, since the magnetic flap is responsible for turning on the mechanism. Thanks to an LED pilot, the rider can easily see if the system is active.
Its battery has an active duration of up to 30 hours and incorporates Bluetooth connectivity to control the status of the airbag from the TechAir App on a mobile device.