The future of mobility is changing its facets bit by bit embracing electric and autonomous technologies that would replace the traditional cars and bikes. The CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2019 has witnessed this kind of products that will take a lead for future mobility. Here EeYuva bought few more products that caught the attention of auto enthusiasts at CES 2019.
BMW Riderless Motorcycle
Taking motorcycle riding to the next level, the German motorcycle maker BMW Motorrad has showcased the remotely operated 'Automatic Riding Assistant System' for motorcycles. According to the company, the new concept is developed to make motorcycle riding safer. In the demo video, a riderless BMW R1200GS model bike is moving on its own and accelerates, navigate curves and braking all on its own. It can also start off and deploys the kickstand without human intervention.
American motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson's first electric motorcycle "LiveWire" comes equipped with Samsung SDI Co's battery pack. Harley-Davidson and Samsung SDI have collaborated on the building of the electric motorcycle project for over four years to target tech-savvy, premium consumers.
The electric motorcycle runs on a battery pack, comprising lithium-ion cells made by Samsung SDI. LiveWire's range is approximately 180 km, and it can do 0-100 kph in just 3.5 seconds. The clutchless and gearless LiveWire is plug and throttle bike. The bike features seven ride modes that offer tremendous ride experience to the rider. The touchscreen infotainment system enables the driver to operate music and GPS through Bluetooth connectivity.
Hyundai Motor Group's EV Charging & Automated Parking Systems Concept
Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation unveiled the concept of an electric vehicle wireless charging system with the Automated Valet Parking System (AVPS). As electric vehicle numbers grow, the new systems offer the drivers to park and charge their cars without any human interruption.
According to the concept video, the system also relocates the fully-charged vehicles from charging stations and allow other awaiting electric vehicles to charge. The driver can also call for the vehicle through a smartphone and then autonomously return to the location of the driver.
Audi Immersive In-Car Entertainment
To offer new experience ride to the backseat passengers, Audi has introduced 'Audi Experience Ride'. From the backseat, passengers will be able to experience movies, video games, and interactive content even more realistically in the future using virtual reality glasses. Audi is presenting a technology that adapts virtual content to the movement of the vehicle in real-time. The technology also takes up the action in movie scenes and translates it into real vehicle movements.
Kia Motors has developed an AI-based car interior interface - R.E.A.D (Real-time Emotion Adaptive Driving) system. According to the company, it detects the driver's emotions and personalises the vehicle's cabin space through artificial intelligence based bio-signal recognition technology. The technology monitors the driver’s emotional state and adjusts the interior environment such as lighting, sound, cabin temperature, seat vibration and even scent.
The above products are real-time witnesses how car and bike manufacturers are embracing the AI-based technologies to make personalised transportation safe-enough.