BMW’s Self-Driving Motorcycle Could Help Keep Bikers Safe

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Achtung! The mad scientists at BMW have built an autonomous motorcycle, sort of.

More details on the BMW technologies shown at the Motorrad Techday can be found in the document attached below.

This BMW project is meant to help the company invent safety technology that will make motorcycling safer for riders of the future.

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The automaker's BMW Motorrad division has demonstrated an autonomous adventure bike that can ride around a race track and even park itself.

" The aim of the prototype is to gather additional knowledge with regards driving dynamics in order to detect risky situations early on and thus support the driver with appropriate safety systems while turning at intersections or when braking suddenly, for example." said BMW in a statement.

Earlier in the summer, we reported on the autonomous "bike": a self-riding BMW C1 that had been fitted with a flight of detection systems and mechanisms that was able to help the engineers safely put autonomous vehicle technologies to the test without putting an actual rider at risk.

This week BMW Motorrad - the motorcycle division of the German vehicle company - showed a prototype driverless bike on a test track accelerating, navigating curves, and braking all on its own. The advantage of 3D printing lies in the complete freedom of designing components that could not be produced in any other way.

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BMW unveils a new autonomous motorcycle that the company hopes can be used for emergency situations.

The autonomous motorcycle prototype will be used to gather data to improve riding safety and comfort.

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

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