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Bmw gs1200 self driving

Post by Mikekitts81 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:57 pm

So i was reading about the new self-drive system on the BMW rgs1200 and found it a bit pointless why do they make these gadgets for bikes i don't understand it cruise control yea i could understand that but why do you want a bike that will drive to star bucks for you doesn't that take the excitement out of riding in the first places . You may as well go pillion and save yourself 12,000 pounds if you're buying a bike that will ride for you. Its madness if you ask me and something else that will go wrong and render the bike useless cause a sensor fails or a chipboard blows.
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Re: Bmw gs1200 self driving

Post by daveuprite » Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:02 pm

Seriously? Just checked - it's a long time until April 1st.

We have a self-driving horse. When I'm on-board it's certainly not me in charge - anything could happen, and sometimes does. :lol:

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Re: Bmw gs1200 self driving

Post by Mikekitts81 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:15 pm

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Re: Bmw gs1200 self driving

Post by Mikekitts81 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:35 pm

Mikekitts81 wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:15 pm
No aprils first heres the link up http://www.advpulse.com/adv-bikes/self- ... w-r1200gs/
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Re: Bmw gs1200 self driving

Post by daveuprite » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:48 pm

Thanks Mike - interesting.

Obviously, as a technical exercise it's superb. But it is clearly programmed to ride in the approved careful BMW GS way. Yawn.

I see a future where we tell our bikes to go and have a great day out for us while we sit in and watch the football...

I would like to re-map mine to go and cause mayhem on the streets while I lie about getting drunk. And perhaps watch the results of my handiwork on TV via on-board cameras, as my proxy-bike carves up traffic and wheelies like a loon through the rush-hour.... :D

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Re: Bmw gs1200 self driving

Post by HedgeHopper » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:53 pm

It's not that frigging clever though is it?...it didnt even remember to retract the bloomin side stand.........

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Re: Bmw gs1200 self driving

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:19 pm

I 'drove' a self-driving articulated truck in Germany last week.

It can only drive itself where there is a white line visible on either side of the road. I'm sure I'm not the only person to see an issue with that.

On a more positive note, it had brilliant CCTV 'mirrors' that pivoted the cameras to track the trailer wheels through turns. Much more useful!

But the idea of a self-driving motorcycle is stupid...why bother?

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Re: Bmw gs1200 self driving

Post by Craig-SM » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:20 pm

An exercise in making a dull bike even duller. Hopefully they’ll manage to find a way to prevent the rider from fallen off the bike when they fall asleep through boredom

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Re: Bmw gs1200 self driving

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:48 pm

it amazes me that in probably every vehicle manufacturer in world there is a department full of engineers striving to make driving more a interesting and involving experience, and another seeking to abolish it altogether.

Also, once we have autonomous vehicles, surely the whole point of owning them goes...and you are left with a spot hire fleet and a much reduced market.

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Re: Bmw gs1200 self driving

Post by garyboy » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:47 am

if you notice .. there is no rider … too complex to dial this in yet (balance/movement)

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