Italian protective wear manufacturer Dainese received the “Professor Ferdinand Porsche” award for technological innovation for the Multistrada 1200 S D|air.
The Multistrada 1200 S D|air is a production motorcycle with an integrated airbag system certified by international safety certification company TÜV SÜD. The control unit and the sensors on the bike communicate with the Dainese jacket, which contains the D-Air® bag, an intelligent protection system that detects dangerous situations and automatically inflates special airbags around the rider’s body.
Presented by the Vienna University of Technology (TU-Wien) every two years, the “Professor Ferdinand Porsche” award is given to the most significant innovation in the automotive sector. The award was given to both Dainese and Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati in recognition of the engineering innovation shown by both companies in a project related to safety.