Last month in October, Peugeot revealed a new motorbike concept at the Paris motor show. With the company's cutting-edge technology and sleep looking models, they are sure to start a revolution in the motorcycle world.
New electronic suspension for motorcycles has become the norm. Although some old fashioned riders feel as though the essence of riding a bike may be compromised with these systems, they actually help the rider to stay safe. Automatic operating systems in motorcycles are adding safety features, but can also add a false sense of security. Be sure to be aware of the bike and how it functions, as well as the surroundings during the ride for maximum safety.
While many drivers seem to focus on the impact of autonomous driving for consumer vehicles, some experts indicate the largest immediate impact may be in commercial trucking. Autonomous trucking has its unique obstacles to overcome including managing the additional size and mass of the trailer, navigating traffic at high speeds and recognizing dangerous situations outside of its longer braking distances. However, the payoff could be great and immediate for trucking companies looking to make their fleet more efficient. Additional safety features to aid drivers may reduce accidents, leading to fewer injuries as well as fuel-efficient driving. Platooning is a great example of using safety features to allow multiple trucks to drive in sync with one another and reduce drag by following close behind. With that in mind, the truck safety features allowing this type of behavior must be precise and well tested.
A French startup, Gloria Factory, strives to create customizable motorcycles for a younger audience who is interested in high fashion. "Gloria Factory is trying to turn the traditional motorcycle marketing on its head by targeting a younger ridership who are more interested in fashion and customization - many of whom have never even ridden a motorcycle before" (Electrek.co).