BMW developed a self-driving motorcycle to further its safety efforts


In a recent media preview at the BMW Motorrad Techday 2018 in Miramas, France, an autonomous motorcycle, a BMW R 1200 GS, was put through the paces.

Why it matters: Now that the self-driving auto industry has begun to mature, carmaker BMW is shifting its sights to one of the most unsafe forms of transportation out there - motorcycles.

The systems that allow the 1200 to do this have been designed by a team led by graduate engineer Stefan Hans.

As BMW R1200GS is the total self driving motorcycle so it is highly focused on safety. Stefan Hans, a team member, said, "The prototype helps us to expand our knowledge about the vehicle's dynamics so that we can classify the rider's behavior, and determine if a future situation will become unsafe or not".

Division BMW Motorrad took about its first unmanned motorcycle video, which demonstrates not only his ability to ride independently and learn about the features of the two-wheeled drone and how work was carried out.

This BMW project is meant to help the company invent safety technology that will make motorcycling safer for riders of the future.

BMW motorcycle with the unmanned system control is fully Autonomous and does not need the rider.

But what about self-riding bikes? Luminous motorcycle headlights from cornering lights to laser headlights were highlights as well as a motorcycle frame manufactured completely using a 3D printing process, including a rear swinging arm.

Ever wonder what a self-riding motorcycle would look like? Here is another way BMW Motorrad benefits from close cooperation with BMW Automobiles. The electronic system will help to build the safe path detour obstacles, and gyroscopes will improve the stability of the motorcycle in extreme situations.