Self-driving cars better for bikers

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.


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Vishal Menon

Vishal Menon

Automobiles have always been part of my life, and I'm sure they always will be. What is it about them that moves me? The sound of a great engine, the unity and uniqueness of an automobile's engineering and the design, the history of the company and the car, and, of course, the sheer beauty of the thing.