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Will electric vehicles really take over any time soon?

This summer the automotive websites suddenly exploded with articles about the fall-out of the Volkswagen diesel scandal: Daimler had a massive recall of diesel cars, cities and even countries announced that in ten to fifteen years they would only admit electric vehicles. India, with three million new vehicles every year,

Will self-driving cars see motorcycles?

Self-driving cars: what to think of them from the perspective of motorcycle safety? We take a closer look at the technology that is supposed to make riding safer. It came as quite a shock to motorcycle riders reading in their newspapers: recently a driver of a Tesla on ‘autopilot’ was killed

Motorcycle safety and accidents in Europe

In recent years, about 25,000 motorcyclists (m/f) have participated in surveys about motorcycle safety and accidents commissioned by FEMA and its Dutch member organization MAG. This is a summary report by Harold de Bock (MAG NL). Subjects include: How dangerous is it to ride a motorcycle in the various individual European

Marchel Bulthuis: ‘The future of motorcycling is electric’

Picture: Peter Musch

More and more motorcycle manufacturers are building bikes that use ‘alternative fuels’ and electric motorcycles could be the future if we want to keep riding without using fossil fuels and without polluting our environment. To find out more about electric motorcycles, FEMA talked to Marchel Bulthuis, a Dutch importer of a

FEMA explains: what exactly is eCall?

As of March 2018 all cars and vans must be fitted with an eCall device. Now the European Commission is working at eCall for motorcycles. Many people have some idea about eCall, but what exactly is it? In case of an accident, especially with serious injuries, quick help is important and

Do motorcyclists need to stay in control?

FEMA’s mailboxes overflow with messages about autonomous driving cars, C-ITS (connected intelligent transport systems), or just ITS, smart roads and other developments that suggest driver-free traffic in the very near future. Or at least a situation where control is more and more transferred from human drivers to machines. Daily new developments,

Around the world in 80 days – on an electric bike!

A group of 30 students at the Technical University of Eindhoven in the Netherlands started the STORM project in the beginning of 2014. In September 2014 they started building their motorcycle. Now they not only have a working electric motorcycle with unheard-of specifications, they also invented a way to ride