BMW is introducing a wilder option for self driving auto-mobiles and it is fascinating to see what the future holds for auto-mobile technology
During this week’s tech teases, BMW Motorrad showed off a self-driving version of its R1200GS, a motorcycle that will embark on a self-driven journey. The latest BMW motorbike innovation has spent more than two years undergoing development. You can see in the video below that the motorcycle, sans rider, can start, accelerate, lean into turns and stop all on its own. But don’t expect to see this bike on the roads anytime soon. The company explained that it created the self-driving motorcycle not for consumers but to learn more about how it can implement new safety features for its futuristic motorbikes. However, this could be a thing in the nearest future, but that if the bike passed it many safety credibility.
“The prototype helps us to expand our knowledge about the vehicle’s dynamics so that we can classify the rider’s behavior and determine if a future situation will become dangerous or not,” Stefan Hans, a Motorrad safety engineer, says in the video. “If so, we can inform, warn or intervene directly.” The bike will be used to develop new safety systems aimed at supporting inattentive drivers as well as reduce uncontrollable motorbike accidents with its auto-drive mode.
While cars have gotten a whole lot of chants for its self-driving assistance features, motorcycles haven’t received nearly as many, but with BMW’s latest unveiling, more brands are expected to buy into the new idea. So, it’ll be interesting to see what kind of safety features BMW Motorrad develops with the help of its self-driving motorcycle.