A Glimpse into Kawasaki’s A.I. for Motorcycles

12/19/2016 @ 3:05 pm, by Jensen Beeler10 COMMENTS

A few months ago, we told you that Kawasaki was working on an artificial intelligence system for motorcycles, and while the term “artificial intelligence” is thrown around too liberally, the proposal from Team Green was an interesting one for the Japanese manufacturer.

Details were light at the time, but now Kawasaki has released a demo video showing how it sees its “A.I.” system working with motorcyclists.

The demo isn’t too compelling, with many of the features being just an implementation of vehicle-to-vehcile systems with a voice-command veneer tacked on top of it,  but it does show that Kawasaki is feigning interest into what the future will hold for motorcyclists.

The question will be though, when true artificial intelligence hits the mainstream, will our robot overlords be more like JARVIS or HAL 9000?

Source: Kawasaki

  • TB

    No thank you.. When I’m on the bike I prefer to be alone with my thoughts to help me reset a bit. I don’t even run Bluetooth comms so if anyone needs me they have to wait.
    I’m sure lots of people will jump on this though..

  • Fivespeed 302

    I wouldn’t mind a weather warning or hazardous conditions ahead but you can throw the texting garbage out. Same thing for phone calls.

  • Ryan Donahue

    The possibilities for this exist far beyond what we surmise here and that’s the point. Neat stuff, for sure.

  • Kenny

    None of the suggested purposes appeal to me in the slightest. And others I doubt would work. Hell, the national weather service here can’t be trusted to tell you what the weather is currently like, never mind later on this afternoon.
    But then again I’m a millennial who still wears a wristwatch so I may be biased on the subject.
    This seems like it should be aimed at the scooter crowd like the samsung smart windshield concept.

  • Starmag

    Kurzweil. We’ll be lucky to get something as benign as HAL.

  • Frick

    “You seem to be speeding, let me slow you down to the speed limit. You’re welcome!”

  • Sayyed Bashir

    “You exceeded the speed limit three times in the last hour so I am shutting down the engine. Shall I call you a taxi?”.

  • NortNad

    isn’t this called duty of care by the manufacture? maybe its just beginning….

  • Tito Lopez

    I feel like Tesla is way ahead of this..

  • Tito Lopez

    “Your Uber driver is already programmed to take you to the nearest police station….”