Driverless motorbike aids driverless car development


Driverless motorbike aids driverless car development

Well, one possible answer is: to help test the driverless cars, to respond to more real world, unpredictable interactions from fellow road vehicles…

It’s the idea of UK automotive test specialists AB Dynamics. Check out the video below, which shows a prototype system (based on a BMW C1 bike) produced as a technology demonstrator. Note the “outriggers” will not be used in the final system.

You can see the bikes demonstrate slow-speed stability, and orchestrated scenarios, such as overtaking a car and stopping at a junction. This is done using AB Dynamics’ own Synchro wireless telemetry system.