AD #2211 – BMW Develops Connected Motorcycle, GM Cuts More Production, Toyota Set To Test Fuel-Cell Semi

October 13th, 2017 at 11:49am

Runtime: 7:26

0:27 GM Cuts More Production
1:10 GM’s Standoff with Unifor Continues
1:49 Big Truck Sales Up In September
2:47 BMW Develops Connected Motorcycle
3:46 Toyota Set To Test Fuel-Cell Semi
5:02 Suppliers Swap Interiors Business

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5 Comments to “AD #2211 – BMW Develops Connected Motorcycle, GM Cuts More Production, Toyota Set To Test Fuel-Cell Semi”

  1. Lambo2015 Says:

    Matt Simoncini identified the difference of a company being ran by folks that come from a financial background verses a manufacturing or engineering background. While being diversified may be better for stock holders, knowing what you are good at and doing it well is good for the customer.

  2. Buzzerd Says:

    as a motorcyclist I’m happy to see the development of V to V for motorcycles. I’m not looking to make by bike even more complicated but there is a concern with technology like this and autonomous vehicles that anything not wired into the system will be regulated out.
    Also, the RS is a great bike, not as good as a GS but still pretty decent.

  3. omegatalon Says:

    BMW’s connected motorcycle needs more as it would be interesting if it could be built with a radar and intelligence system as to give the driver a suggestion to the route he should take given the speed and location of the vehicles in the area.

    A full head-up helmet display with the route the computer thinks the driver should take like a HUD of some fighter jets.

  4. Chuck Grenci Says:

    I don’t like the idea of a HUD for a motorcycle rider (I am one). This would amount to a driver interface (in a car) which most of us (here) leads to distracted driving. A fighter pilot, while certainly busy when at work, still has some degree of space; with the flittering of data in front of a motorcycle rider, I feel that this would be too distracting (at least in an urban setting). This: JMO

  5. Kit Gerhart Says:

    I have been riding motorcycles for forty-some years, and the only “information” I want from the bike, is speed, remaining fuel, and, occasionally, engine rpm. A trip odometer works fine for remaining fuel. If I’m in traffic, I don’t want distractions of any kind. Yeah, that’s just me.