Kawasaki developing a bike that talks

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Published on 3 September 2016 by Robert Drane

Kawasaki has announced that it’s developing an artificial intelligence bike that talks.

The 'Kanjo Engine' (software, not the next V-Twin) is expected to feature “ride-along companionship and driver status monitoring”. Its artificial intelligence will learn about the rider’s riding style, presumably offering settings and bike tweaks bespoke to the user.

The technology is rumoured to allow riders to change braking power and other elements by voice commands. Hopefully singing “Don’t Stop Me Now” won’t cause unnecessary headaches at red lights…

So, one day when you’re out on a long, lonely ride, you’ll just say “hello bike” and riding will never be the same again…


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