BMW Motorrad claims that self-driven cars will be more efficient in detecting riders around than a human driving and this will make riding a lot safer than humans in control of the cars.
The head of development of BMW says that bikers will have a lot more safety on the roads if less people have control over the vehicles. The bike and car will be in a constant communication with each other which will provide an electronic safety zone around the motorcycle.
BMW have just released its Motorrad Vision Next 100 which is a self-balancing motorcycle. This prototype was released to mark the celebrations of their 100th anniversary celebration. This motorcycle has self-balanced wheels and can remain standing even at a standstill. This will enable helmetless (however it is essential to wear one) riding. This is also a zero emission motorcycle. This is however unlike the Vison Next 100 car, not a autonomous vehicle.
We do agree though that vehicles detecting vehicles would become more accurate in due course of time compared to human intervention. Reflex times also result in a lot of cases out on the streets. Many motorcyclists are troubled because of car owners not watching out while making maneuvers. Such technology will surely be appreciated.