A riderless motorcycle makes even less sense than a riderless bicycle, because the former requires gasoline. But German companies, particularly large ones like BMW, are not known for doing things that don’t make sense. So here BMW Research unveils the riderless motorcycle they’ve secretly been working on for the past two years, and explains why they created it:
Unlike an autonomous truck displacing truck drivers, BMW’s creation shouldn’t put anybody out of work. Well, except for motorcycle stunt drivers. You could do away with them, have the bike do all the work and just CGI the actors into the scene in postproduction. Yes, now that I think about it, motorcycle stuntmen are screwed.