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BMW shows off self-driving motorcycle

16 September 2018

Here's to trusting BMW and other, less premium brands can acquire the innovation to the motorcycle in the near future. He starts moving and he gets on the bandwagon stopping.

With this forward-thinking development, BMW Motorrad, as a driver for technical innovations in the field of motorcycling, is by no means aiming for a completely independent motorbike.

BMW hopes the program will in the future greatly assist bikers by operating as an autonomous driving assistant that adjusts steering during risky situations on the road.

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BMW says some of the safety tech developed through the programme may soon become available on future production motorcycles.

The developers are confident that being equipped with such systems, the bikes will be far safer not only for beginners but also for experienced riders.

Motobot is a pretty good analogy for this whole scene, as it's gaining steam quickly, and this BMW self-balancing R1200GS is a very good example. BMW is busy working on safety tech that connects vehicles together to prevent collisions, and to recognize dangers in the roadway.

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As we mentioned earlier, BMW has been mum about how the technology actually works.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently issued a report calling for the deployment of more electronic motorcycle safety tech.

The motorcycle uses similar technologies to those already featured in vehicles such as the 7-Series and 5-Series sedans, utilising high-definition cameras and radar sensors to read its surroundings. Consider it a step above Honda's Riding Assist Concept, which helps keep the motorcycle's balance at low speeds. Watch the testing for yourself in the video above, and know it's not a ghost aboard the bike; it's simply self-riding technology. In fact it was a robot that had taken the place of rider, but not a drone.

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BMW shows off self-driving motorcycle