BMW Motorrad, the motorcycle division of BMW, has developed a prototype driverless bike. In this video the autonomous motorcycle can be seen negotiating a test track, accelerating, taking corners and braking. Clearly an autonomous motorcycle does not make sense as an end product: instead this motorcycle is intended as a way to test out safety and driving systems that could help riders handle dangerous situations. The technology developed through the prototype could help riders stay stable, avoid obstacles on the road, and manage other dangerous situations, such as emergency braking
Adam divides his time as an editor between the worlds of aviation and motoring. These worlds may seem a little diverse today, but autonomous technology and future urban mobility is bringing them ever-closer. Adam is also chairman of the Vehicle Dynamics International Awards.