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Author Topic: Driverless bikes?  (Read 282 times)

Offline gonerpete

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Driverless bikes?
« on: Aug 25, 2017, 11:35:35 »
Sure you've heard all the fuss about driverless bikes and cars and what not (here they promise self-driving vehicles will be introduced to the market by 2020 which is pretty soon) but does it make sense to you? Can't imagine what the world will be like. And anyway who wants driverless bikes?

Offline VonYinzer

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Re: Driverless bikes?
« Reply #1 on: Aug 25, 2017, 11:38:21 »
I don't know of anyone developing an autonomous motorcycle.
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Re: Driverless bikes?
« Reply #2 on: Aug 25, 2017, 12:05:21 »
The whole driverless vehicle thing is a difficult conundrum.  Regardless if it's a car or bike as a driverless mode of transportation, it's about mixing robots and humans on freeways and public roads.

On one hand, you have plenty of people that just shouldn't really be driving or don't really want to drive but have to.  They just don't have the attention span, spatial awareness, interest or what have you.  Driverless "Uber/Lyft" will be a good thing for those folks.

On the other hand you have the those that pay attention and have the skills and prefer the freedom and relative autonomy and will not (and should not) concede to giving that up.

I'm still waiting on my jetpack. 

« Last Edit: Aug 25, 2017, 12:07:30 by canyoncarver »
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Offline VonYinzer

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Re: Driverless bikes?
« Reply #3 on: Aug 25, 2017, 13:14:42 »
The whole driverless car deal is huge here in Pittsburgh. Uber, Ford, Google, etc. have all set up shop with their autonomous vehicle divisions here. CMU is a big reason as they were/are pioneers in the field.

It's definitely interesting to see it all unfold. Haven't gotten a "driverless" Uber yet but I'm hoping too soon.
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Offline canyoncarver

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Re: Driverless bikes?
« Reply #4 on: Aug 25, 2017, 13:38:54 »
Haven't gotten a "driverless" Uber yet but I'm hoping too soon.

Be ready to turn in your man card.  ;)
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Re: Driverless bikes?
« Reply #5 on: Aug 25, 2017, 18:55:22 »
On one hand, you have plenty of people that just shouldn't really be driving or don't really want to drive but have to.  They just don't have the attention span, spatial awareness, interest or what have you.  Driverless "Uber/Lyft" will be a good thing for those folks.

On the other hand you have the those that pay attention and have the skills and prefer the freedom and relative autonomy and will not (and should not) concede to giving that up.

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Offline gonerpete

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Re: Driverless bikes?
« Reply #6 on: Aug 28, 2017, 04:52:10 »
I don't know of anyone developing an autonomous motorcycle.

there are projects like that http://edition.cnn.com/2016/12/08/autos/police-superbikes-future-trend/index.html

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Re: Driverless bikes?
« Reply #7 on: Aug 28, 2017, 13:33:12 »
there are projects like that http://edition.cnn.com/2016/12/08/autos/police-superbikes-future-trend/index.html

Interesting but developing and deploying are not the same.  I'd bet they'll face the same legal challenges as red light cameras.
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