BMW tested an autonomous motorcycle that will probably make riding safer and easier
Recently BMW tested its ConnectedRide prototype that could go around an empty track without a rider. It can accelerate, break and make turns without a rider.
The ConnectedRide uses the BMW R 1200 GS to host their system. The steering and speed seem to react to sensors, and it functions well in the test run.
However, according to the BMW team, the goal of the prototype isn’t targeting to develop an autonomous driving motorcycle. The rider is not going to be replaced by the system as the road condition are complicated, and interference could lead to dangerous accidents. The purpose of the ConnectedRide is to aid riders and learn their riding habits and helps prevent accidents.