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Damon Motorcycles Partners with West Vancouver Police Department to Enhance Officer Safety

VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

AI-enhanced collision warning system to improve road safety for law enforcement officers

  • Partnership to reduce risk of work-related injuries, improve situational awareness and riding performance for police officers
  • Damon’s Advanced Advanced Warning System for Motorcycles (AWSM™) gives officers additional time to react to collision threats in 360º
  • Starting next month, Damon’s AI-enhanced warning system will be fully integrated on fleet

Damon Motorcycles, a leading two-wheel technology company, today announced the West Vancouver Police Department as its first fleet customer to integrate Damon’s AI-enhanced collision warning system on its late model BMW RTP1250 motorcycles to improve officer safety.

Sales of motorcycles exceed 160 million units annually, and motorcycling is the bedrock of mobility for hundreds of the world’s most densely populated countries. This mobility solution offers the police force an ideal and effective means for patrolling high-traffic and densely populated urban areas.

Yet as semi-automated and autonomous car sales continue to rise, the safety gap between four-wheel and two-wheel mobility is increasing even for industries such as law enforcement. With the majority of motorcycle accidents caused by drivers, families are often forever changed by motorcycle-related accidents. Studies found in 40% of motorcycle accidents, riders have no time to brake or take evasive action. With no advanced warning, systems like anti-lock braking systems and traction control are ineffective.

“We are addressing the larger problem of safety for both everyday riders and emergency services such as police officers, who are seeking smarter, safer and easier motorcycle rides,” said Jay Giraud, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Damon Motorcycles. "Through a unique combination of sensors, cellular connectivity and AI, we are enabling officers of the West Vancouver Police Department to react faster, and reduce work-related injuries by retrofitting their current fleet with our technology.”

Damon’s Advanced Warning System for Motorcycles (AWSM) sees danger even before the rider does, giving that one extra second needed to react. Unlike collision warning systems on cars, Damon’s AWSM locks onto dozens of objects in 360º around the motorcycle, and alerts the rider to threats using visual cues and patented haptic vibration in the handlebars. The sensor array also tracks the speed, direction and velocity of objects to anticipate an accident ahead of time.

Damon Motorcycles is eager to implement the solution to police departments worldwide in order to improve officer safety globally. The Company is currently in talks with police departments throughout North America.

About Damon Motorcycles
Proudly built in Vancouver, BC and founded by serial entrepreneurs, Damon Motors is a leading two-wheel technology company that employs radical innovations in sensor fusion, robotics and AI to expand the reach of a rider’s senses in 360º and deliver enhanced situational awareness. Damon’s mission is to cause a paradigm shift for safer, smarter motorcycling. For more information, please visit www.damonmotorcycles.com and follow us on Twitter @DamonMotorcycle and Instagram @damonmotorcycles.

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