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BMW’s New Concept Motorcycle Is A Smart Ride You Won’t Need a Helmet For

This new motorbike will have enough on-board intelligence to cut the motorcycle death rate in half.

Motorcycles have been maligned for being unsafe two-wheeled death traps. Motorcyclists account for half of the world’s road traffic deaths due to fatal crashes and other accidents.

Still, that hasn’t stopped people from driving motorcycles that just happen to be faster, thrilling, and more economical compared to cars.

Luckily, BMW has its finger on this portion of the motorbike-riding demographic. The German luxury car brand is working on an artificially intelligent road bike that is so smart people won’t need to use a helmet – or any protective gear at all.

BMWs new AI-equipped motorbike is so safe drivers won’t have to wear safety gear anymore.

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Source: BMW Group

Not that BMW is taking away the thrill of the ride, which motorcycle riders originally aim for. Instead, it will be installing intelligent driver assistance features to add more safety measures to an otherwise dangerous road bike.

It’s called the Motorrad VISION NEXT 100.

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Source: BMW Group

The two-wheeled vehicle is one among a series of BMW concepts that will incorporate new technologies and connectivity features to change the whole motorcycle driving experience.

With the Motorrad, BMW envisions the future of the motorbike.

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Source: Robb Report

Riding a potentially dangerous motorbike without heaping on layers of protective clothing and putting on a cumbersome helmet is an amazing concept indeed.

The Motorrad’s end user will still experience the excitement and freedom of the open road, but rest easy with safety issues handled by the motorcycle’s on-board artificial intelligent systems.

Motorrad’s systems are built to anticipate the road ahead, offer drivers guidance to avoid accidents, and in some cases steps in and takes over to prevent crashes.

It will feature a self-balancing system to avoid the bike tipping over, whether in motion at stand-still.

Its “flexframe,” extending from the front to the rear wheel, allows the rider to steer the bike despite the absence of joints.

Simply by turning the handlebar to adjust the entire frame and change direction.

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Source: BMW Group

End users still have the option of wearing headgear, though. The accompanying lightweight visor keeps the wind out of the rider’s eyes, and overlays important data on the viewfinder.

Including anticipated twists and turns.

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Source: BMW Group

To top it off, a zero-emission electric drive train powers the whole vehicle.

While the Motorrad is still a concept and its reality is still a long way off, this vision points out a future where autonomy will be a driving point for the motorcycle industry.

Watch the Motorrad concept in this video:

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H/T: TechCrunch

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16 Beautiful Hidden Villages from Around the World

Some people say they just want to get away from it all, but these villages made it their lifestyle.

Living in a busy city does have its perks - there are always shops nearby, you'll never run out of people to talk to, and you can choose from a multitude of jobs. But the thing is, living in a big city can be exhausting. So if you want to just get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, these tiny hidden villages might just be the place for you.

#1. Aogashima, Philippine Sea

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The settlement of Aogashima live in the middle of a volcanic crater. But don't worry, the last time the Class-C volcano erupted was in the 1780s.

#2. Monemvasia, Greece

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This Is The Underwater City for The Dead – And It’s Absolutely Beautiful!

This has got to be the most peaceful resting place ever.

For some people, where they will end up after they die is a big thing. While some are perfectly content with the idea of having the conventional cemetery as their final resting place, there are people who prefer other ways of spending their eternal rest. Those who love the water can consider getting buried at the Neptune Memorial Reef, an underwater columbarium in the world's largest man-made reef.

Inspired by the underwater city of Atlantis, the Neptune Memorial Reef is located 40 feet under the sea and covers 600,000 square feet of the ocean floor off the coast of Key Biscayne near Miami, Florida. At present, it accommodates around a thousand remains. Originally, there are expansion plans that can house more than 100,000.

The Neptune Memorial Reef is an underwater city for the dead.

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The reef, which was originally conceived by Gary Levine and designed by Kim Brandell, the Atlantis Reef Project has underwater roads that lead to statuaries and benches. It was planned to be constructed in such a way that it can stay intact despite strong storms. When Hurricane Andrew swept through the area, a re-engineering of the man-made reef was required....

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Top 10 Must-Try Luxury Experiences in India

Have you ever been to India? Here are recommended activities and spots to check out.

India is incredible with its spellbinding natural beauty, majestic monuments and rich flora and fauna. Millions of tourists visit India every year to witness the glory of the country and if you're planning to go, you can make your vacation special here with the following luxurious recommendations:

1. Balloon Rides at the Pink City

Hot Air Balloon Rides Jaipur

Hot balloon rides are one of the most romantic and thrilling activities that you can enjoy in Jaipur. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Pink City from the top with these rides. It is really a magical sight when numerous colorful balloons start flying over the sky. The beauty is enhanced by the backdrop of the rising or the setting sun since balloon rides generally take place during dawn or dusk.

Some of the other must do activities in Jaipur are visiting palaces and forts, shopping and enjoying elephant rides....

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