Tuesday, 15 January 2019

BMW showcases autonomous R1200GS at CES - no rider needed for this motorbike!

BMW made riders obsolete during a demonstration of its autonomous R1200GS motorcycle at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The self-driving bike starts, turns, accelerates, slows and stops all on its own and is a remarkable thing to see. You can check the bike out in action in this video from BMW Motorrad.

The intention isn’t to get rid of riders, however, but to show the features and technology that BMW is developing in safety and rider assistance. In recent years these advances have included tech that allows motorcycles and cars to communicate with one another and head-up display devices for helmets, in addition to refinements to traction control systems, ABS, and dynamic suspension.

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