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Old 09-12-2018, 10:46 AM
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Riderless BMW R1200GS eerily makes its way around a test track



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Yamaha's Motobot is not alone, it seems. Behind closed doors, BMW has also been working on autonomous motorcycle technology for the last couple of years. And yesterday, BMW Motorrad released footage of a self-driving R1200GS negotiating its own way around a test track.

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Old 09-12-2018, 02:11 PM
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And this is useful why?
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So Bruce can go faster

Can you imagine driving along in a cage and see a riderless MC Pass you
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And the point of this is.........?

Any chance this was released on April 1st?
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Re: Riderless BMW R1200GS

But Officer, theres no such thing as a "distracted driver" anymore.......
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Simple, your friends can now send their motorcycle on ahead of them without a trailer.
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At the end of a long day on a trip, send the bike out for food and a 6 pack.
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So when it stops, it falls onto the stand on the right side. What happens if it falls to the left? I've done that. Ask Joe.
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Re: Riderless BMW R1200GS

IMHO:

BMW did this because Yamaha already did.

Not of any use in and of itself, but it's creation demonstrates possible safety features that could be useful to a rider on the bike.

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Can you imagine driving along in a cage and see a riderless MC Pass you while only on it's rear wheel !!






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Re: Riderless BMW R1200GS

I'm guessing that with what they learn from making a riderless bike, they can then integrate the automated situational awareness into a bike with a rider. I'm thinking of the collision avoidance (radar closure rate) lane keeping, heck even adaptive cruise control. If the nanny on the bike can sense that an idiot is about to pull out or turn in front of you, maybe that's bit of warning some riders could benefit from.

Remember a year or two ago BMW was crowing about a motorcycle that could not be crashed. They had ads showing a rider not wearing a helmet riding it.

That all sounds pretty interesting to a geek like me but I'll always want to just on my 1290R from time to time with the traction control off for a fully analog ride.
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