The Dainese Smart Jacket Is an Airbag You Can Wear Under Your Favorite Riding Clothes

Finally, a motorcycle airbag with no wires.

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Dainese, the same company that introduced the first commercially available motorcycle jacket with a built-in airbag system, has just revealed something perhaps more revolutionary: An airbag vest you can wear over or under any piece of clothing. The best part? Unlike Dainese's previous suit, the D-Air, there aren't any plugs or wires going to your bike to worry about—it's a totally standalone, self-activating system.

The new vest is called the Smart Jacket, and it uses a new computer with an algorithm that analyzes data at a rate of 1000 times per second from seven separate sensors, which are able to detect when a rider is in a dangerous situation, and activate. When deployed, the shield covers the chest and back, which Dainese claims gives the same protection as seven Level 1 back protectors (armor that can protect riders from impacts up to 18 kN) despite not having any hardshell components.

Because there aren't any hard pieces, the Smart Jacket is easily foldable and simple to store. It's also designed to ventilate air, meaning you won't overheat while on the road while wearing it. And if you do set it off, the airbag unit can be replaced at an authorized repair shop.

Dainese claims the Smart Jacket can operate for 25 hours straight on a single charge. It's available in six sizes, with versions for men and women. It'll be available in stores starting July 2019 starting at $700.

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