Santa Monica, Calif: On Tuesday BMW Group came with a Motorcycle concept which is so artificially intelligent that it eliminates the need for the rider to wear protective gear and even a helmet also.
BMW’s Motorcycle designers went back to the future when creating this Vision Next 100 concept motorcycle, whose triangular frame layout, absence of suspension and low-slung horizontal power unit are all tributes to the original BMW Motorcycle; R32 of 1932.
It’s an artificially intelligent bike that has self-balancing systems to keep it upright both when standing and in motion.
BMW MOTORRAD VISION NEXT 100 – In recognition of BMW’s 100th anniversary, and to look toward the future of its next 100 years, the German maker has made four concept vehicles, the latest of which, the motorcycle, is (in our humble opinion, anyway) the best. The first three concepts were cars, one each from BMW, Rolls-Royce and Mini. They were … controversial in design. But this one — BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100 — looks just plain cool. You can go see for yourself. It’s going to be part of a week-long display (Oct. 11-16) at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, featuring all four VISION NEXT vehicles. #BMW #BMWMotorcycles #future #motorrad #conceptbike
The Bike rider will wear special glasses that convey all information about the bike when they glance downward.
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Holger Hampf, BMW’s head of user experience said, “The bike has the full range of connected data from its surroundings and a set of intelligent systems working in the background, so it knows exactly what lies ahead.”
On Tuesday 10-11-16 in Santa Monica, Calif., BMW Group debuted a motorcycle concept so artificially intelligent that it eliminates the need for the rider to wear protective gear, including a helmet. At least according to BMW, it’s a bike that has self-balancing systems to keep it upright both when standing (a boon for novice riders, on par with training wheels for bicycles) and in motion (beneficial for experienced riders who want erudite handling at high speed). Several systems—one BMW calls a “Digital Companion,” which offers riding advice and adjustment ideas to optimize the experience, and one called “The Visor,” which is a pair of glasses that span the entire field of vision and are controlled by eye movements—correlate to return active feedback about road conditions to the rider while adjusting the ride of the bike continuously depending on the rider’s driving style. (Sure beats today’s motorcycle touchscreen technology.) “The bike has the full range of connected data from its surroundings and a set of intelligent systems working in the background, so it knows exactly what lies ahead,” said Holger Hampf, BMW’s head of user experience. It also purports to use a novel matte black “flexframe” that’s nimble enough to allow the bike to turn without the joints found on today’s motorcycles. The idea is that when a rider turns the handlebar, it adjusts the entire frame to change the direction of the bike; at low speeds only a slight input is required, while at high speeds it needs strong input to change course. This should increase the safety factor of riding a bike so a small twitch at 100 mph isn’t going to shoot you in an unexpected new direction. #bmw #bmwmotorrad #bmwmotorradvision #bmwmotorcycle
Edgar Heinrich, Head of Design at BMW’s Motorrad said in the press statement, “Normally when we develop a motorcycle, we tend to think five to 10 years in advance. On this occasion, we looked much further ahead and found some very attractive prospects.”