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Soft Motorcycle 360

Soft Motorcycle 360 is the motorcycle target with revolutionary realism

The Soft Motorcycle 360 from DRI is a durable and realistic surrogate motorcycle target that is stable at speeds of up to 80km/h. This Euro NCAP approved target features rotating wheels and its realistic shape mean that it is reliably recognised by vehicle sensor systems including cameras, radar and lidar.

Watch the recent Soft Motorcycle 360 webinar recording here.

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Market-leading rotating wheels

The Soft Motorcycle 360 is the most realistic motorcycle target available, future-proofing it against next-generation vehicle sensor systems. Unlike other solutions, it features rotating wheels which are not only important for camera and lidar systems but also provides a speed-matched doppler effect for radar sensors. This improves the realism of the target and makes it more reliably recognised and classified by vehicle sensors.

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Reduced damage to test vehicles

The foam construction has been hollowed in specific areas to improve its compliance when hit by a test vehicle. It does this while maintaining the necessary stiffness for highly dynamic manoeuvres. The target’s hard points have also been minimised and feature handlebars with soft and flexible ends.

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Enhanced durability and uptime

Modular construction means that assembly and reconstruction after an impact is quick and simple.

The Soft Motorcycle 360’s foam core is coated in an abrasion-resistant rubberised skin, which can be repaired in the field to optimise uptime. It also ensures that there is no exposed foam, which is highly susceptible to wear.

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Setting the standard: A Euro NCAP approved target

As of September 2023, the Soft Motorcycle 360 was added to the Euro NCAP TB 029 list of approved targets. The Soft Motorcycle 360 has been meticulously developed to meet the demands of the new 2023 Euro NCAP motorcycle test scenarios, which include:

  • Car to Motorcycle Rear Stationary (CMRs)
  • Car to Motorcycle Rear braking (CMRb)
  • Car to Motorcycle Front turn across path (CMFtap)
  • Car to Motorcycle oncoming (CMoncoming)
  • Car to Motorcycle overtaking (CMovertaking)

The target also complies with ISO 19206-5 draft requirements and is compatible with our LaunchPad 80 VRU platform, which is capable of an 80km/h top speed. The combination of the Soft Motorcycle 360 and LaunchPad 80 offers a comprehensive solution for ADAS testing and evaluation.

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Designed for test engineers by test engineers

The Soft Motorcycle 360 is designed and engineered by Dynamic Research, Inc (DRI) in California. For decades DRI has provided research and testing services for the world's leading OEMs, completing hundreds of tests per year, including FMVSS, NHTSA NCAP and Euro NCAP tests.

Watch the recent Soft Motorcycle 360 webinar recording here.

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