One day in the distant future, we could be riding on Kawasaki motorcycles equipped with artificial intelligence technology. No, the bike won’t drive itself any time soon or suddenly brake and cause you to fly off.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, the guys who manufactures Kawasaki motorcycles, heavy equipment, aerospace and defense machines will begin developing motorcycle systems that will talk directly to the rider by using Information and Communications Technology (ICT) including AI.
By using the “Emotion Generation Engine” and “Natural Language Dialogue System,” the motorcycle system will be able to verbally communicate with the rider. The AI will have access to Kawasaki’s bank of analytical chassis and running data and using this data, it’ll provide the rider with hints or safety advice depending on the situation.
As the rider grows, so will the system and on top of offering hints for an enhanced riding experience, the system will adjust settings based on your experience, level of skill and riding style. These could be suspension or engine adjustments.
Something else Kawasaki plans to add to this system the ability to develop its own unique personality which will reflect the rider’s quirks. The more you interact with the system, the stronger the bond.
They haven’t released a prototype testing date yet but we’re probably in for a long wait.