Saturday, 19 November 2016

Future of Mobility- BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100

BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100

BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 – New Motorcycle Concept


Recently BMW Group in Santa Monica, California had debuted a motorcycle concept artificially intelligent which eliminates the need of the rider to wear protective gear inclusive of a helmet. The latest manifestation of Vision Next series of BMW is `The BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 motorcycle which tends to celebrate 100 years of the German brand with progressive concept vehicles from Rolls-Royce, Mini together with BMW.

 This year the group had been hosting several events across the globe to introduce every new concept in several cities. The event at California which had taken place in an old airplane hangar had displayed the BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 motorcycle together with each of the other earlier shown concepts of the group. This is said to be the fourth and final concepts to be portrayed. One would question what the future of the motorcycle would hold.

As per BMW, BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 seems to be a bike which tends to have self-balancing system in order to keep it upright while standing – which is a benefit for novice riders on par with training wheels for bicycles and while in motion it, is advantageous for experienced rider who prefer cultured handling at great speed.

Digital Companion – Riding Advice/Adjustment Ideas


One system which BMW has named `Digital Companion provides riding advice as well as adjustment ideas to optimize the experience and the so called `The Visor’ which is a pair of glasses,spans the total field of vision and controlled by eye movements, correlates to return lively feedback regarding road conditions to the rider while adjusting the ride of the bike constantly, based on driving style of the rider. It is meant to be equivalent to the driverless systems automakers believed in producing cars by 2040 and thereafter.

According to Holger Hampf, head of user experience of BMW, he states that the bike tends to have full range of connected data from its surroundings together with a set of intelligent systems that seems to work in the background and hence it is precisely alert of what lies ahead. It also senses to use a novel matte black `flexframe’ which tends to nimble adequately to permit the bike to turn without the joints that are found in current motorcycles.

No Buttons – Red Rocker Switch


The purpose is that when a rider seems to turn the handlebar, it adapts the complete frame to alter the direction of the bike. At low speeds only a light input is needed though at high speeds it seems to require strong input to change the course. This should upsurge the safety concept of riding a bike and a small twitch at 100 mph would not shoot the rider in a sudden new direction. However not everything regarding the concept bike is progressive. The black triangle shape of the frame together with the white trim line as well as the classic boxer engine form are intended to induce the 1923 R32, which was the first motorcycle ever made by BMW. The seat, the upper frame cover and wings comprise of carbon and the bike would run on a futuristic `non-gasoline power source. Another modern touch is the area towards the front thathas almost no buttons but a red rocker switch at the end of the right handlebar.

No comments:

Post a comment

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.