UK ENGINER DEVELOPS AUTONOMOUS MOTORCYCLE TECHNOLOGY THAT WILL INCREASE PERFORMANCE, SAFETY AND RIDER ENJOYMENT
UK engineer and motorcyclist Dr Torquil Ross-Martin and his AutoRD team have developed the foundation technology to allow a motorcycle to drive without a rider.
The company’s prototype is based around a BMW C1 and can already ride itself. (Watch it in early tests here at www.autordlimited.com ), It is the first to carry a passenger on an automated motorcycle.
Torquil’s aim is to use the technology to ensure modern motorcycles become faster, safer and more enjoyable to ride. He explains: “As dyed-in-the-wool motorcyclists, the AutoRD team don’t want to see robots take the pleasure out of biking, and rest assured they won’t”.
“Instead the technology will give us features we never dreamed of: motorcycles you can summon when the sun comes out; hand-of-God like rider assistance that will let you explore the full performance envelope without fear of crashing; radically improved styling and handling; and even rider-less motorcycle taxis to cut through urban queues.
“The technology developed for the rider-less taxis will also be applicable to human-controlled motorcycles; this advanced technology will enable radical advances in motorcycle design.”
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