Motorcycle Approaching Indication (MAI)
The objective of Motorcycle Approaching Indication is to provide timely in-car driving assistance information on an approaching motorized or powered two-wheeler in the driving direction of the vehicle.
Taking into account various stakeholders’ views, a list of business model blueprints that address current or future challenges of urban areas, together with their operating and value-capture scenarios depicting the inner-workings of the business models, and the exchange of costs-benefits among stakeholders, have been created for the Motorcycle Approaching Indication service.
In Barcelona the Motorcycle Approaching Indication service is implemented using cellular communication technology. This service is active in over 100 intersections around the city. Applus IDIADA is the service provider receiving location and speed information from motorcycles riding through a specific, dangerous intersection, and informing other drivers about their presence via an App.
In Bordeaux the Motorcycle Approaching Indication service is implemented using both cellular and ITS-G5 communication technologies. This service uses vehicle to vehicle communication to trigger alerts when a motorcycle is approaching a potentially dangerous intersection. The service provider for MAI is NeoGLS and the service is available through the App “CTD – Connected Mobility”.
In Vigo the Motorcycle Approaching Indication service is implemented using cellular communication technology. This service provides real time information about the presence and position of nearby motorcycles to the drivers using the local App.