Brembo has approached Helite in 2007 to develop an individual airbag protection for urban two-wheelers.
Helite and Brembo have been collaborating to invent an airbag jacket activated 100% mechanically, specifically designed for the Urban Italian market. The product launch took place in May 2010. The Brembo Life Jacket is available and distributed on internet and through an Italian network of high end fashion stores.
The emphasis went to protecting the thoracic, as 40% of the traumas in city accidents occurs on the thorax. The research focused on faster inflation and bigger volumes on this specific part of the body.
Coupled with the innovative mechanical system is an inertial reel belt that blocks in case of an abnormal acceleration, this revolutionizing characteristic makes the inflation of the mechanical airbag be the fastest in the world. Indeed, the mechanical system integrated in the fashion jacket inflates in 80 milliseconds. The inertial reel belt was developed by another partner, Sabelt, an expert in seatbelts for different types of vehicles.
There are 5 different Brembo Life Jackets, 3 for men and 2 for women, available in several sizes and colors.Who is Brembo
Brembo is the world leader in the vehicle safety industry with their renowned brake systems, equipping Formula 1 cars as well as most of the vehicle manufacturer brands such as Ferrari, Porsche, BMW… They chose our company as their exclusive airbag technology partner for our know-how, reactivity and reliability.