Autonomous

  • NEW GEAR: Alpinestars reveals its FIRST autonomous AIRBAG vest. The Tech-Air 5.

    NEW GEAR: Alpinestars reveals its FIRST autonomous AIRBAG vest. The Tech-Air 5.

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    Alpinestars has revealed its new Tech-Air 5 airbag at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas – and it’s the first standalone airbag vest from the Italian manufacturer. The big news about Alpinestars latest Tech-Air vest is its versatility – it’s compatible with pretty much any motorcycle jacket from pretty much any manufacturer, providing you’ve…

  • European Parliament set to VOTE on making SPEEDING impossible.

    European Parliament set to VOTE on making SPEEDING impossible.

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    Today the European Parliament will vote for or against the compulsory use of Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) in all road vehicles. Some cars with the ISA system fitted are already on sale, but if the proposals are agreed, the law hopes to be applied to all road vehicles in the European market by 2022. By…

  • Ford invents cars that look for filtering motorcyclists and then stay out of their way automatically!

    Ford invents cars that look for filtering motorcyclists and then stay out of their way automatically!

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    Ford has invented a system that constantly looks for motorcycles filtering between lanes, works out how quickly they are approaching and automatically STOPS a car or van from changing lanes if the motorcycle is too close!The set-up that has been filed by the factory for inclusion on future cars, works by having two cameras on…

  • Honda unveils ‘SMART’ Africa Twin.

    Honda unveils ‘SMART’ Africa Twin.

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    Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) technology is being rolled out across the world of transport. BMW, Ducati and KTM has already unveiled its prototypes, and now, Honda has just revealed an Africa Twin with the innovative new safety system. Since the debut of autonomous driving tech for cars in 2013, Honda has been exploring how these systems can…

  • VIDEO: BMW’s SELF RIDING motorcycle.

    VIDEO: BMW’s SELF RIDING motorcycle.

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    BMW has just unveiled its latest concept – an autonomous SELF RIDING motorcycle. Admittedly, many motorcyclists will probably be wondering why on earth BMW would ever waste its time developing an autonomous motorcycle. But there’s a surprisingly simple answer.  BMW claims it’s all about safety. Essentially, BMW reckon that if it can understand a bike’s dynamics,…

  • Highways England BOSS: Motorway speed limits ‘could rise to 80mph’

    Highways England BOSS: Motorway speed limits ‘could rise to 80mph’

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    Highways England boss, Jim O’Sullivan has said that Motorway speed limits ‘could rise to 80mph’ – but reckons it’s unlikely to happen anytime soon, as a result of mixed public opinion. Back in 2011 an official plan to increase the speed limit on motorways was launched by then transport secretary Philip Hammond, but nothing came…

  • Harley-Davidson to use SENSORS to monitor RIDERS. For its NEW ‘Emergency Autonomous Braking System’.

    Harley-Davidson to use SENSORS to monitor RIDERS. For its NEW ‘Emergency Autonomous Braking System’.

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    It’s all go at Harley-Davidson. Over the last few weeks, the Milwaukee-based brand has made the headlines multiple times, first challenging to Donald Trump’s new taxes and tariffs, before late last week unveiling a raft of new bikes it has in the works. And recently we’ve been sent details of a set of patents, which…

  • VW union leaders resist Ducati sale

    VW union leaders resist Ducati sale

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    Since the start of the year, a swirl of speculation has surrounded the Ducati brand, as VW look to offload the iconic Italian motorcycle manufacturer – and release funds to deal with the ongoing Dieselgate scandal. In the intertim, we’ve reported that a bunch of big names have expressed an interest in taking ownership of…

  • TomTom looking to the future and offering weekly maps updates

    TomTom looking to the future and offering weekly maps updates

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    TomTom has revealed that the new updates of its global base of maps will now be done weekly – allowing users to access maps four times faster than ever before. Available for all TomTom customers, the update of the MultiNet-R maps is the largest update so far on TomTom maps – and helps the Dutch…

  • SCOOP: Yamaha announces Phase 2 for Motobot – track laps at 125mph+ AND it’s going to choose its own race lines…

    SCOOP: Yamaha announces Phase 2 for Motobot – track laps at 125mph+ AND it’s going to choose its own race lines…

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    Yamaha has gone on the development offensive at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) currently being held in the USA by saying that its Motobot project will be riding on track at speeds over 125mph by the end of the year. Yamaha is clearly using the program, first announced at the Tokyp Motor Show last…

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