[Trending Now] Bike That’s So Intelligent You Don’t Need A Helmet To Ride It
The future is here, and it’s coming hot on a two-wheeled bike smarter than the guy next to you. This flagship smart motorcycle concept...
The future is here, and it’s coming hot on a two-wheeled bike smarter than the guy next to you.
This flagship smart motorcycle concept by the BMW Group is so smart, you don’t need a helmet to drive it.
The artificially intelligent motorcycle is the latest innovation in the BMW Vision Next series, a celebration of the 100 years of the German brand. The group has been hosting events around the world to debut a new concept in each city they visit. California’s event, held in an old airplane hangar, displayed the motorcycle along each of the group's other previously shown concepts.
This is the fourth and final of its concepts to be shown.
According to BMW, it's a bike that has self-balancing systems to keep it upright both when standing and in motion.
Several systems—one BMW calls a “Digital Companion,” which offers riding advice and adjustment ideas to optimize the experience, and one called “The Visor,” which is a pair of glasses that span the entire field of vision and are controlled by eye movements—correlate to return active feedback about road conditions to the rider while adjusting the ride of the bike continuously depending on the rider’s driving style.
This project is still a concept and is a work in progress.
Netizens found it very interesting and are hopeful for the future and what it brings. One Facebook user said, “Hhmmm what do you do about all the other drivers with not so artificially intelligent vehicles that slam into your perfectly balanced car? You might need a helmet then!”
It is a very cool vision of what might be next for the motorcycle industry in a future where autonomy is king for cars.