INTERMOT 2018: Connected Motorcycle World – Fun, Safety and Networking


New technologies are transforming motorcycling

COLOGNE, GERMANY – June 26, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – As a leading business and information platform, INTERMOT is continuously showcasing trends and topics that are moving the industry and the motorcycle community. One topic that is affecting all facets of life worldwide while bringing about profound changes is “digitisation”. The digital transformation is opening up great opportunities, new business models, and more efficient management while setting new safety standards, ensuring faster communication channels and increasing rider’s driving pleasure. Exciting and forward-looking aspects that have long been the focus of work in the motorized two-wheeler industry. After all, digital technologies are transforming motorcycles and motorcycling. Safety-relevant components are becoming better and better while the growing demand for two wheeled comfort and communication is being optimised at the same time. INTERMOT will be taking up these developments in the “Connected Motorcycle World” theme area in Cologne from 3 to 7 October 2018.

Visitors can discover and try new technologies and digital applications in a conveniently located theme area. Market-ready, but also visionary ideas will show what is already possible today, and where the motorcycle journey will be taking us. The “Connected Motorcycle World” theme area is located in the heart of INTERMOT in Hall 6, and is organised around five main themes:

  • Connectivity Vehicle to Vehicle/Verbindung/Kommunikation von Fahrzeug zu Fahrzeug
  • Connected Horizon & Head Up Display/Sammeln und Weiterleiten von Fahrdaten für mehr Sicherheit
  • Group Riding Communication/Verbindung/Kommunikation bei Gruppenfahrten
  • App & Smartphone Integration/Integration über Apps & Smartphones
  • Emergency Calls/automatische Notruf-Systeme INTERMOT, together with BOSCH, Cardo Systems, digades, Sena and the Connected Motorcycle Consortium, CMC, with its founding members BMW Motorrad, Honda and Yamaha – as well as Ducati, Kawasaki, KTM and Suzuki – will showcase the latest solutions and innovations here.

An overview of the contents showcased in the clusters:

Connectivity Vehicle to Vehicle: Communication systems between motorcycles and between motorcycles and other vehicles. This enables vehicles, for example, to connect with each other in a network of so-called cooperative, intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) and detect each other in good time. This is particularly safety-relevant for motorcycles, since a large number of accidents occur because the motorcycle is not seen by the driver.

Connected Horizon & Head Up Display: Driving assistance systems for enhanced safety that collect vehicle data, static and dynamic map data, and current traffic information, and provide the rider with information on speed limits, curves and bends, danger points and traffic jams.

Group Riding Communication: In addition to safety, the focus is also on “smart” solutions and increased driving comfort. This is where bike-to-bike in-helmet communication solutions and smartphone-based communication systems are showcased. These naturally also include access to navigation and infotainment systems.

App & Smartphone Integration: Intelligent smartphone applications can be controlled directly from the motorcycle’s handlebars. They collect driving dynamics data that can be loaded directly into the cloud and compared with the passengers.

E Call: Intelligent safety systems whose sensor technology can automatically detect a motorcycle accident and make an emergency call. This technology can save lives, especially on sparsely trafficked roads.

In addition to the thematic clusters and presentations by the exhibiting companies, interested motorcycle enthusiasts can also learn about the digital present and future of motorcycles and scooters in expert lectures and roundtables held on the “Connected Motorcycle World” stage.


The latest motorcycles, scooters, e-bikes as well as the most important new products in electric mobility, accessories, clothing, parts, customizing, tourism and workshop equipment will be showcased on the Koelnmesse exhibition grounds from 3 to 7 October 2018. INTERMOT Cologne extends over approximately 100,000 m² of exhibition space as well as around 60,000 m² of outdoor space.

Koelnmesse – Global Competence in Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility: Koelnmesse is an international leader in organising trade fairs in the Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility segments. Trade fairs like photokina, dmexco, gamescom, INTERMOT and THE TIRE COLOGNE are established as leading international trade fairs and are being expanded by future-oriented formats like DIGILITY. Koelnmesse not only organises trade fairs in these areas in Cologne, but also in other growth markets like, for example, China, Singapore and Thailand, which have different areas of focus and content. These global activities offer customers of Koelnmesse tailor-made events in different markets, which guarantee sustainable and international business.