BMW Motorrad develops a self-driving R 1200 GS adventure bike

Autonomous BMW R 1200 GS 9 830x553

Autonomous BMW R 1200 GS 9 830x553

Also, on the off chance that you thought self driving cars looked sort of wonky, the R1200GS takes odd to an all new level. I often wonder why with all the tech out there today, no one has shoehorned autonomy into a classic Bug.

BMW Motorrad's first autonomous motorbike has been developed by engineer Stefan Hans and his team to independently drive off, accelerate, circle a winding test track and independently slow down to a stop at the BMW Group testing ground.

The objective is to enhance the wellbeing of bike riders and increment their odds of avoiding any accident, as opposed to acquiring the innovation its present frame to the finished result. Admittedly, both Honda and BMW have shown off self-balancing bike tech, where the tires turn back and forth a bit, constantly, to keep it balanced and upright. Well, even they can't hold a candle to what BMW Motorrad has done.

Czech Tennis Star Calls Serena Willams' U.S. Open Meltdown 'Bulls***'
Williams is an abuser of umpires and has never suffered the appropriate consequences for her actions because of her star status. He also reportedly received an apology from United States Tennis Association president Katrina Adams ahead of the tie in Zadar.

Why it matters: Now that the self-driving vehicle industry has begun to mature, carmaker BMW is shifting its sights to one of the most risky forms of transportation out there - motorcycles.

It's odd to watch a riderless cycle, though if you've seen enough bike races it might not be that unusual.

BMW says that the goal now is to refine the safety systems and get them onto a production bike. It will be tested to discover more about unsafe situations and the appropriate safety tech to support the ride in those. Pushing its curiosity for motorcycle dynamics, the company created the self-riding R to help further its understanding of the motorcycle's behavior and how it could eventually receive rider-assist technologies. So the bike could be summoned to your front door or even the front door of your office or place of work.

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