In collaboration with Aprilia, MOVE, the DEI research group coordinated by Prof. Sergio Savaresi, developed a very refined electronic control system (traction, stability, set, spike ...) on the RSV4, the bike with which Max Biaggi won the superbike world championship.
This system has become the worldwide technological landmark for high-performance motorcycles and RSV4 APRC is a great example of collaboration between universities and companies.
DEI is the main responsible for the electronic development of this bike, which has allowed Aprilia to surpass Japan and Germany on a most important technological aspect.
The project represents a significant step forward because it provides security, but leaves the user free to better manage the bike according to its sensitivity and ability in all conditions. A capacity for self-adaptation has been also developed: the operation of the bike is the best in different conditions (different road surfaces, tires, weather, types of corner, ...).
Strength, flexibility and self-adaptation are three classical paradigms of the theory of automatic controls, that found fulfillment in this project.
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