Bicycle built for None A Self Driving Bicycle

080519_Pei_et_al.__bike.largeWe have heard of a bicycle built for two but now David Brown reports there is a bicycle built for none.

In 2016 Google produced an April Fool’s video of an autonomous bicycle.  Now this might soon be a reality.

Researchers from Tsinghua University in China have developed a self-driving bicycle, which uses neuromorphic computing which is more energy efficient and, like our brains can learn as it goes.

The researchers envisage the machines responding to vocal commands, recognising their surroundings, evading obstacles, and maintaining balance.

A bicycle that doesn’t carry anyone seems a contradiction but it could be ideal for delivering small parcels or be a share bike that comes to you rather than just being left on the street where they were last used.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto