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Offline CaptainTrips

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Re: OMG latest Technology? No thanks!
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2018, 03:49:44 AM »
*Originally Posted by thumper [+]
But, I too don't understand the "why" of a self-riding motorcycle?
It is the ultimate in safety and a corporate lawyer's dream come true. Just program the destination, and retire to the comfort of Starbucks. Enjoy the ride vicariously via the GoPro camera that transmits directly to your cell phone equipped with the 3D virtual viewer. Zero risk of getting injured by a cage driver pulling out of a side street. What's not to like? Won't even have to worry about it being too top heavy and falling over in the garage! We could all ride virtually until the day that we take the big chill. Who needs rain gear?  :164:
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Re: OMG latest Technology? No thanks!
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2018, 08:41:39 AM »
You just forgot to mention that your virtual ride is instantly broadcasted on social networks so that everybody knows that you have a motorcycle and you're such a cool guy!

I can't stand this silly world no more!

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Re: OMG latest Technology? No thanks!
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2018, 04:20:52 PM »
Here is a longer version with the rather awkward side stand landing:

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Re: OMG latest Technology? No thanks!
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2018, 07:06:01 PM »
*Originally Posted by NiK [+]
Even the dumbest of cagers has a brain, allowing him to adapt to the unexpected.

Only when they bother to look outside the car though. Unfortunately more and more of them are too busy looking at their phone screens and tapping away, and giving little attention to the killing machine they're supposed to be controlling.


Anyway, I assume (hope) that this is just an art of the possible thing with BMW and then see where the technology can be applied. Give the engineers some money and a challenge, see what they come up with, then think about how some of that can be used elsewhere, e.g. different ways of interpreting data from various sensors to improve traction control systems.

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Re: OMG latest Technology? No thanks!
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2018, 08:43:10 PM »
*Originally Posted by CaptainTrips [+]
Here is a longer version with the rather awkward side stand landing:


LoL. I've been framefreezing that final moment to figure out what kind of a side-stand they did for this one.  :745:

I always admire technology - whether or not I like it irrelevant. These self-driving, self-balancing two wheeled and more importantly one wheeled gadgets are simply magical. Kudos to all the engineers! amazing stuff.
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« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2018, 05:11:19 PM »
Frankly, I don't see how this would be an enhanced safety feature. In my mind, the logical result of this technology would be riders falling asleep and toppling off the bike at the next corner.  :038:
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Re: OMG latest Technology? No thanks!
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2018, 12:40:58 PM »
Looking from within the automotive industry, we are a very long way from truly autonomous vehicles. What is shown in the video is an exercise in what can be done with software to control a motorcycle. As an earlier post stated, this is done in order to illustrate technologies which could be used elsewhere, rather than as a proposal for a self-driving bike.
Personally, I can't see any significant application for an autonomous bike capable of carrying a person. Most of us choose to ride bikes because we want to, a few because it's less expensive than driving a car (although not really applicable to a 1200 Tiger!) and a very small number ride because their journeys can only be completed by motorcycle. Only in the last category would an autonomous bike make any sense, but that is likely to also be the most challenging application.

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« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2018, 01:13:38 PM »
*Originally Posted by CaptainTrips [+]
Frankly, I don't see how this would be an enhanced safety feature. In my mind, the logical result of this technology would be riders falling asleep and toppling off the bike at the next corner.  :038:

 :008: True. The only way I can see this as truly utilitarian is when I whistle and the bike comes to me and I go


Now, that's a technological breakthrough right there. Me chasing the bike down on Broadway in China Town trying to giddy up and go and then end up in 10 o'clock news.
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Re: OMG latest Technology? No thanks!
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2018, 08:40:15 AM »
Icy, you have no limit!
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Re: OMG latest Technology? No thanks!
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2018, 12:20:44 PM »
*Originally Posted by NiK [+]
Icy, you have no limit!
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Just having fun in my own way... you know, boredom is the mother of stupidity...
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