Kawasaki Developing AI Technology for Motorcycles
Kawasaki is working on bikes with something called the Emotion Generation Engine and Natural Language Dialogue System. The concept would allow more advanced communication between rider and motorcycle.
With a bank of “analytical chassis and performance data, the system will offer the rider pertinent hints for enhanced riding enjoyment, or relay information as the situation dictates. Through advanced electronic management technology, having the system update machine settings based on the rider’s experience, skill and riding style will also be possible. The more the rider and motorcycle interact, the stronger the bond, and this communication will allow the motorcycle to develop a unique personality reflecting the individual idiosyncrasies of the rider. This system is intended to give the rider an all-new kind of enjoyment.”
Kawasaki calls it RIDEOLOGY, a rider-centric development philosophy. The system proposes a “form of artificial intelligence that enables man and machine to communicate with technology capable of recognizing emotion by the sound of the speaker’s voice. Platform currently being developed by cocoro SB Corp., a member of the SoftBank Group.”
This news comes a month after RideApart learned Yamaha also has plans to develop Artificial Intelligence systems for motorcycles.