A self-driving version of its R1200GS model, the bike not only rides on its own, it can also come to a complete stop on its own.
But don’t expect to see a driverless motorbike on the road anytime soon. It will not be developed for sale. It’s for research only.
“In this project it was not our goal to develop a fully automated motorcycle. We wanted to improve motorcycle safety. If we prove that the underlying dynamic model is detailed enough to cope with the whole riding dynamics so we can use that knowledge to develop further comfort and safety systems.”
“The prototype helps us to expand our knowledge about the vehicle’s dynamics, so we can that classify the rider’s behavior and determine if a future situation will become dangerous or not. If so we can inform, warn, or intervene directly.”