America’s bike airbag technology falsely shared as an Indian startup’s development.
Preventive technology developed for Motor bike accidents by an Indian startup coy….. Indian startups are now proving to the world, their power of technology
A 1:02-minute video of a motorbike designed with an airbag and bike belt is shared to claim that it is a preventive technology developed for motorbike accidents by an Indian startup Coy. Some of the posts with such a claim can be seen here and here.
Preventive technology developed for motor bike accidents by an Indian start up company. Indian Startups are now proving to the world their power in technology. Ⓑ︎ pic.twitter.com/Hy6xU9xKNQ
— Thiruparkadal Kumarasamy (@TK_TUTICORIN) April 21, 2023
What is the truth?
When reverse-searching the keyframes of the viral video we found that the video belongs to America and not India. The viral video is found published on America’s San Francisco startup website Forteon on 14, February 2019.
The website describes the product as a motorcycle ejection airbag that is aimed at making motorcycles as safe as cars. While cars have made great strides in the field of safety, motorcycles have seen very little advancement in the way of safety innovation and their patented motorcycle ejection airbag is to protect the rider from all sides in the event of an accident. The crowdfunding campaign for this project was launched in 2019.
Forteon has introduced its product on Indiegogo, an American company. The viral video is also found with the mention that the video went viral on social media pages and that Forteon needs funding to create fully functioning prototypes for crash testing.
Further, the video is also found uploaded on Andras Fenyves Youtube channel on 13, February 2019 with the title “Forteon – AirbagForBike 2019 Campaign”. Indiegogo’s website URL is also mentioned here.
This article is originally published in Tamil by Youturn on 20, April 2023.
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It is found that a video of a motorcycle with an airbag and bike belt developed by an American startup ‘Forteon’ is falsely shared as technology introduced by an Indian startup.