BMW has launched a self balancing motorcycle that allows riders to cruise without a helmet — all the fun of riding with none of the danger — according to BMW.
The German automaker revealed the Motorrad Vision Next 100, a sharp self-balancing prototype that BMW had released as a part of its 100th anniversary celebration.
The bike has zero emissions, and has self-balancing wheels which are designed to stand upright even at a complete stop — stability that company says will permit riders to do without using a helmet.
Design Director of BMW’s motorcycle division, Edgar Heinrich, has stated, “Its self-balancing system will protect the rider at any given time. Any late reaction from the drive will trigger and the vehicle will balance out.”
He further stated, “In the future, motorcycle riders will be able to enjoy riding without any protective gear.” But there are many countries which mandate the compulsory usage of protective gear. Additionally the self balancing technology is still in the developmental stage. With the automobile market straddling the autonomous technology, there has been a spate of crashes envisioning the autopilot technology.
However, BMW aims to commercialize fully autonomous vehicles by 2021. the Munich-based group has been collaborating with US computer chip giant Intel and Israeli technology firm Mobileye to develop self-driving cars....