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Sep 11th 2018, 02:45 PM   #1
 Mudslinger's Avatar
 
  Sep 2016
  Seabeck

  Africa Twin
Riders not needed

We have become superfluous.


Orig story:
https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/b...us-motorcycle/
Sep 11th 2018, 02:56 PM   #2
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  Feb 2018
  Bend, OR

Riders not needed

Boooo

Shame

Shame

Shame
Sep 11th 2018, 03:09 PM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
can you send it out to pick up some beer for you?
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Sep 11th 2018, 03:46 PM   #4
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  Jan 2016
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Honda did one of these a while back.

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I'll be impressed when I see it do figure eights in deep gravel.

Edited by WarpShatner7 on Sep 11th 2018 at 03:50 PM Reason: Embed instead of link
Sep 12th 2018, 06:53 AM   #5
DGA
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As cool as this is, I don't understand why. Unlike cars that can drive themselves, there is almost no point in a bike that can ride itself.
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Sep 12th 2018, 07:16 AM   #6
bcj
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  Jan 2016
  teh rock

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The promoters are seriously considering bringing back monkey races.
Purses of bananas and no grab-ass on the track.
Sep 12th 2018, 07:18 AM   #7
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
OK let's see....a company that makes motorcycles makes a motorcycle that is the antithesis of literally everything that makes riding a motorcycle a thing.

that's brilliant.

we turn the roads over to the AI cars and trucks and now motorcycles, and all the people can just stay home.

the roads can be full of vehicles, driving themselves around in perfect electrically-powered harmony without the hassle of human need and convenience.

amazon drones can just bring us tacos and beer we can consume in our hover chairs.

yeah - cool.

fuck BMW.
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Sep 12th 2018, 08:02 AM   #8
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  Apr 2016
  Molalla

  2007 Aprilia Tuono Factory, 2010 Honda VFR 1200f DCT
Anyone seen the awesome, under-rated Pixar movie WallE? It's gonna come down to that. Maybe not in our lifetime, but we are the one's doing the R&D for the next gen of sit-on-your-ass-all-day and get fat social media junkies. What a great future it's gonna be! No more crashes, no more stop and go..How are the greedy insurance companies gonna satisfy their stock/shareholders? How're they gonna fleece the public? All the business majors in college today are going into debt to learn how to fuck the public out of every last dollar as we speak. How ironical. Fuck the insurance industry, fuck education for profit and fuck stand by themselves motorcycles. Jeezus key-rist what is the world coming to?
Sep 12th 2018, 08:30 AM   #9
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  Jan 2016
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Well it'd have prevented my two drops. One where I came home exhausted, stopped at the end of the driveway and somehow forgot to put my feet down. The other very recently when I parked the bike for a minute at the end of the driveway (there seems to be a pattern here) and walked away with the engine running and did not account for the slight slope which caused it to roll off the sidestand and fall down.

But in principle I agree this is solving the wrong problem: anyone who needs a motorcycle to keep itself upright should not be riding a motorcycle, because if that's too much for them, then the real threats and challenges to riding that it doesn't fix are going to get them killed.

Addendum: even the "automatically keeping itself upright" thing is a daydream. For example I don't believe it will, in any reasonably foreseeable future, be able to anticipate sand or wet leaves on a curve, and handle or recover from them. So there's a big false-sense-of-security problem here.

Edited by WarpShatner7 on Sep 12th 2018 at 08:37 AM
Sep 12th 2018, 12:05 PM   #10
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  Ducati Diavel, Triumph Street Twin
I'd rather they shipped this:

Sep 12th 2018, 05:38 PM   #11
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  Jun 2018
  LaCenter Washington

  83 Suzuki GS 1100E
Self rider

If they donít need us then hell with em.
Sep 13th 2018, 10:38 AM   #12
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  Jan 2016
  Spokane Wa/Knoxville Tn

  2007 BMW F800S. 1999 ATK 605ESDS Sumo
Quote:
Originally Posted by DGA
As cool as this is, I don't understand why. Unlike cars that can drive themselves, there is almost no point in a bike that can ride itself.
They....they quite literally discuss that in the video.

It's purpose isn't to be a self driving motorcycle. The purpose is to develop a computer/AI understanding of motorcycle dynamics that's so detailed that it could enhance traction control/braking systems in the future. It just so happens in developing said understanding of motorcycle dynamics the bike is able to do some basic riding by itself.

tl;dr - it's all about the data, not about making a self riding motorcycle
Sep 13th 2018, 05:37 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by avboden
They....they quite literally discuss that in the video.

It's purpose isn't to be a self driving motorcycle. The purpose is to develop a computer/AI understanding of motorcycle dynamics that's so detailed that it could enhance traction control/braking systems in the future. It just so happens in developing said understanding of motorcycle dynamics the bike is able to do some basic riding by itself.

tl;dr - it's all about the data, not about making a self riding motorcycle
Fair enough. I was not able to listen to the video.
Sep 18th 2018, 12:56 PM   #14
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  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
Will it ride you home from the bar if you've had too much?
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