​In-clothes airbags could save the lives of many bikers

Inflatable bike jacket

Bikers get a raw deal when it comes to safety on the road. While cars are getting bigger, stronger and packed with ever more airbags, bikes miss out on much of this effective safety equipment.

However, new in-clothes airbags could give bikers extra protection, saving lives and preventing serious injuries. Created by clothing company Dainese, this new jacket communicates wirelessly with the Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring D Air motorbike.

Should sensors fitted to the front and rear suspension of the bike sense a crash, the jacket will inflate within just 45 milliseconds of the impact. This jacket gives extra cushioning around the rider's torso, providing a much softer landing should the biker be thrown off their bike - dramatically reducing the risk of deaths and serious injuries.

Watch the video below to see just how this high-tech jacket works to protect bikers from injuries on the road: