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Autonomous motorcycles want to share the road with self-driving cars

irst, car makers vowed to take the human element out of driving. Now, motorcycle manufacturers want to do the same. But just as the driverless car movement has faced its fair share of skepticism and controversy, it’s not entirely clear that the world needs — or wants — autonomous motorcycles on the road.

What, exactly, would a self-driving motorcycle do? It would be designed to let the rider sit back and relax while the machine does the steering, braking, and turning. Manufacturers have actually been creating prototypes of self-driving motorcycles for years, and they’re only just now beginning to share them with the public. For instance, AB Dynamics and AutoRD released the Autonomous BMW C1 in 2017, calling it the world’s first self-riding motorcycle.

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