The side stand sensors launched to prevent motorcycle accidents from overlooked kickstands, ensuring safer rides.
Neglecting to fold up the side stand is a leading cause of motorcycle accidents in India, often resulting in severe injuries or fatalities. Uno Minda, a supplier of automotive components to OEMs, has launched a sophisticated line of side stand sensors. These switches employ advanced magnetic technology to prevent the motorcycle from operating while the stand is down.
The products are equipped with a failsafe mechanism that automatically cuts off the engine’s circuit if the side stand is extended. This feature offers riders peace of mind, ensuring safety during operation. Additionally, these sensors are designed with an LED indicator on the vehicle’s dashboard, which illuminates to warn the rider if the side stand is not correctly retracted, thereby enhancing safety while the motorcycle is in use.
The life-saving switches are designed to be compact, allowing for easy integration into the vehicle without impacting its performance. The company claims to subject these products to intensive durability testing, confirming that they can endure over 300,000 cycles, guaranteeing longevity and dependability in all climates. They are engineered to resist the challenging conditions of Indian roads and weather, establishing Uno Minda as a trusted leader in the OEM aftermarket sector.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Anand Kumar, Head of Product & Strategy, Aftermarket Domain, Uno Minda Ltd. said, “Uno Minda’s commitment to customer safety led to the development of side stand sensors & and switches under driving the new technology initiative.
We believe in the cause of Make in India, and as a homegrown brand, we have been driving innovation for over 65+ years. Without a doubt, road safety is our top priority. We know that bikes generally come with a pre-installed side stand sensor. Side stand sensors are necessary because getting to a corner and having the side stand hit the road can lead to a
crash. Uno Minda side stand sensors have been manufactured to cater to the durability requirements on India’s rocky trails. Unwavering dedication to ensuring local production not only benefits the Indian economy but also ensures that our products are built to withstand even the most extreme conditions.”