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

The inner workings of the self riding bike

The folks in BMW Motorrad's engineering department believe self-driving technology can not be limited only to cars.

When one thinks of autonomous driving, one typically thinks about cars. It's alive! Say hello to BMW's latest creation: the robotic R 1200 GS.

BMW Motorrad has just unveiled its first autonomous two-wheeler: A tech-filled BMW R 1200 GS adventure motorbike which sped off, circled a test track, and slowed down to a stop all by itself in front of onlooking media. All. By. Admittedly, both Honda and BMW have shown off self-balancing bike tech, where the tires turn back and forth a bit, constantly, to keep it balanced and upright.

What BMW is doing is using the platform to develop future systems and functions that can make motorcycling safer, more comfortable, and increase riding pleasure. It will be tested to discover more about unsafe situations and the appropriate safety tech to support the ride in those.

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There is still ways to go before motorcycle safety technologies catch up to the ones already offered in cars-that is if you're the kind of rider who would welcome these systems with open arms.

BMW is known for making the ultimate driving machines, but riderless motorcycles?

Earlier in the summer, we reported on the autonomous "bike": a self-riding BMW C1 that had been fitted with a flight of detection systems and mechanisms that was able to help the engineers safely put autonomous vehicle technologies to the test without putting an actual rider at risk.

Scientists at BMW's motorcycle division in Munich, Germany, have been working for more than two years on a self-driving bike that can start, ride, and stop all on its own.

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