Self-Driving Technology To Transform Motorcycle Sales

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The self-driving technology is taking the automobile industry by storm. As its is the future of transport, it may also change the motorcycle business in a different way.

Self-Driving Technology To Transform Motorcycle Sales

According to BMW Motorrad Head of Development, Karl Viktor, it will all come down to safety. When the robots are behind the wheel of a car fewer riders will die on the road.

Self-Driving Technology To Transform Motorcycle Sales

Those customers who wanted to own a motorcycle but scared by the road accidents involving cars, with autonomous cars this trend will change in the future.

Self-Driving Technology To Transform Motorcycle Sales

The logic is straightforward, for example, a left turn in American road. The vehicle turning opposite to oncoming traffic causes most of the motorcycle accidents.

Self-Driving Technology To Transform Motorcycle Sales

A report from US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that one out of every five motorcycle accidents happen in this fashion.

Self-Driving Technology To Transform Motorcycle Sales

Cars making the left turn either fails to see the oncoming motorcycle or misjudges the speed of the motorcycle. By self-driving cars, this risk will be eliminated.

Self-Driving Technology To Transform Motorcycle Sales

The radars and sensors fitted on the autonomous car will alert the driver about the oncoming traffic thus preventing from cutting the motorcycle.

Self-Driving Technology To Transform Motorcycle Sales

One the motorcycle riders realise that the drivers on the road are no longer a threat, the sales of the motorcycles will reach new heights in some parts of the world.

Self-Driving Technology To Transform Motorcycle Sales

But this development will have a negative effect in places such as Europe. The self-driving will yield in fewer accidents, no traffic jams. Thus jumping on a motorcycle to escape traffic will be out of the question.

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Story first published: Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 11:52 [IST]
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