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Is your motorcycle really getting smarter?

Just like we see in cars, more and more driver assistance systems are being developed for motorcycles. FEMA's Dolf Willigers explores if these systems can be helpful in real life. When you consider the amount of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) in cars these days, it is more or less amazing

Survey: should car drivers be allowed to ride a light motorcycle?

The current focus of the European mobility strategies is on public transport, cycling and walking. However, public transport will never reach everywhere in urban areas and cycling and walking are only possible for limited distances. There will always be a need for individual motorised personal transport. FEMA foresees a growing

Who owns my motorcycle’s data?

Car data can tell where you have been, what the technical status of your car is, how you drive and - through access to your phone - who you know. So far, FEMA has not written about data access and security for motorcycles, because it is not a very current

Romanian motorcyclists defeat unfair environmental tax

Romanian motorcyclists have been successfully fighting plans from local authorities in Bucharest to implement an environmental tax on all cars and motorcycles. Romanian FEMA member MotoADN wanted to exclude motorcycles and scooters from this tax and they have won: motorcycles and scooters are excluded and will not pay the tax. Recently, the

Motorcyclists do care about the environment

A report that was written by the American environmental organization ICCT about pollution by traffic in Paris on hot days turns out to have many flaws. In the ICCT report it was stated that motorcycles emitted a considerable higher amount of CO and NO2 than petrol cars. The report was much

Swedish motorcyclists visit Brussels

A group of thirteen members of staff from Swedish motorcyclists’ organization SMC travelled to Brussels for a ‘field trip’, to take a look inside the European ‘bubble’. SMC is FEMA’s largest member organization and obviously they employ quite a number of staff that never have any dealings with FEMA or the

The preservation and use of historic motorcycles matters to FEMA

On Wednesday 16 October 2019 the European Parliament Historic Vehicle Group (EPHVG) met for the first time after the start of the new parliamentary period. In this group, members of the European Parliament (MEPs) meet to discuss policy developments which are relevant to historic vehicles. These meetings are also attended by

European Commission recognizes the importance of post-licence training

The European Motorcycle Training Quality Label received the Road Safety Charter Award in the category 'voluntary commitments' during an event organized by the European Commission in Brussels. The European award acknowledges inspirational and innovative initiatives that contribute towards improving road safety and saving lives on Europe’s roads. The award was presented

British riders reject ban on internal combustion-powered vehicles

More and more national governments are planning to ban the sale of internal combustion-powered vehicles. Members of British motorcyclists' organization MAG reject the ban the UK government wants to implement from 2040. On Saturday 28th September 2019, at their 45th Annual Group Conference (AGC), MAG United Kingdom members generated a strong