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Autonomous vehicles ‘will kill motorbikes’

The introduction of autonomous, or self-driving, vehicles could kill off motorcycles, a comprehensive American industry report has predicted. The report was compiled by former Indian Motorcycle External Relations Manage Robert Panda, moto journo Guido Ebert and a group of industry luminaries cleverly called Give a Shift. “There is a very real risk of motorcycling being …

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Yamaha Motobot, a robot that rides a motorcycle tests self balancing autonomous

Yamaha sees autonomous future

Yamaha is already working on a Motobot road motorcycle that rides itself and is now developing an autonomous self-driving off-road vehicle. While most car manufacturers are developing and testing self-drive vehicles there has been limited work done on autonomous vehicles by motorcycle manufacturers. Honda and BMW have only developed self-balancing bikes that assist riders by …

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Riders ignored by autonomous tests

Australian governments have issued guidelines for trials of autonomous vehicles on our roads but made no mention of motorcycles. The 24-page Austroads and National Transport Commission report does not mention motorcycles once, although bicycles are mentioned. Austroads boss Nick Koukoulas says the guidelines draw on international best practice and have a strong focus on safety. …

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Bosch radar warns riders of traffic autonomous

Bosch radar warns riders of traffic

South Australian company Cohda Wireless has partnered with Ducati and Bosch to develop radar technology that warns riders of nearby traffic before they can see it. The technology uses public WLAN standard (ITS G5) and was initially developed for use in driverless cars. Cohda Wireless technology has been trialled on the closed Southern Expressway on …

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Self-driving cars safer for riders

Self-driving cars, trucks and even motorcycles, are coming faster than we think, but experts have assured riders there is nothing to fear. In fact, BMW Motorrad spokesman Karl Viktor Schaller says they will make riding safer because autonomous vehicles (AVs) will be virtually crashproof. His announcement comes in a week that BMW Motorrad announced their …

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Technology impacting motorcycle safety

Vehicle-to-vehicle communication and infotainment systems across a broader range of motorcycles have been identified as important safety technology trends over the next five years. A report by British technology research and advisory company Technavio says smartphone technology is pushing development of V2V and infotainment systems to new levels of connectivity. While infotainment systems have largely …

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Riderless motorcycles are coming

Yamaha is testing a robot motorcycle, Kawasaki is developing a bike with artificial intelligence and now an engineering student has built a riderless model-sized motorcycle. Could the bikes of the future ride themselves and not need rider input? In the above video, micro-engineering student Eric Unnervik, from the Research institution in Lausanne, explains (in French) how …

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Young motorists support autonomous vehicles

More than half of Generation Z future motorists under 17 believe that autonomous self-driving vehicles will make the roads safer. This comes as Yamaha has announced it wants to have a self-riding motorcycle available for sale in the next decade. Unfortunately, this is not an April Fools’ Day joke – we don’t do them. These …

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