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Offline Pete

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Self-driving bikes?
« on: October 11, 2017, 12:11:21 pm »
With all the fuss about driverless cars, do you think it will ever come to self-driving motorbikes? Cars already seem to be a sure thing, BMW, Ford, General Motors, Toyota and Volkswagen plan to introduce them to the market by 2020–2021 https://tranio.com/world/spotlight/self-driving-mobile-homes-how-driverless-cars-will-change-the-property-market_5354/ Also heard rumours such bikes can be used as police patrols. Can you imagine anything else they can be useful for?
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Re: Self-driving bikes?
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 06:17:37 pm »
I would think so. They already have self balancing bikes. From what I have read on the autonomous cars, it seems the biggest safety issue (claimed) is non autonomous vehicles. When enough self driving cars are out, to keep everyone safe, I think you will slowly see roads restricted to just the self driving vehicles. And from there........

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Re: Self-driving bikes?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 06:50:45 am »
I don't want to give the wrong people any ideas but it seems obvious that any autonomous vehicle might be weaponized.  The suicide bomber will be obsolete, and crazy people will have easy ways to attack multiple targets from secret locations.
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Re: Self-driving bikes?
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2017, 09:38:32 am »
Bad guys aaren't waiting for self driving features to weaponize vehicles. But I get your point. Set the coordinates, put a dummy in the back to simulate a human and start the motor. 1 person with 20 autonomous vehicles........

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Re: Self-driving bikes?
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2017, 01:08:33 am »
I won't feel safe until ALL vehicles are self-driving...................

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Re: Self-driving bikes?
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2017, 09:44:45 am »
I'm with Nosmo. Motorcycles will likely follow the same path as the cars. First we will get the automatic slowing when too close to another vehicle and things like that. At some point the computer will take over the entire bike. Track days will likely become very popular.  We will still need our fun. :)
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