Ride by wire?

1. ## Ride by wire?

Most modern fighter aircraft are fly by wire and many cars are getting there. They are now developing a system to prevent fighters from crashing into each other by monitoring, predicting and shairing their flightpath with other friendly forces. If downtown traffic is hectic, imagine a 3D, supersonic fur ball of multi-million dollar aircraft and missles all manovering to kill one another. This system "reserves" a probable cone of airspace infront of the aircraft and pilots of fighters that are intruding in this space will find their aircraft move by themselves out of the airspace at 5g. This only works with good guy's because the bad guys don't want you to know where they''ll be.

I've often thought of a motorcycle "fly by wire" system, brought on by watching the speeder bikes on the planet Endor. Would you surrender direct control of you're bike to the compuer if the combined radar/ computer array could predict the fastest path though trafffic? You'd set the direction but the computer would have the final say and by predicting probable paths, and maximum accel/decell/cornering values, plot you throught with mathamatic precision. We already do this but with very limited info and with predictabilable results.

What do you all think?

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3. ask colin edwards if he likes it ,,it tossed him off the CUBE the first time he cranked the throttle

4. I wouldn't surrender control to a exterior computer controlled system. It may find the clearest road for you, but do you think it would allow 200km/h? Not a chance, you'd be riding down a clear road that Mr. IBM found for you, but couldn't crank it over 80 km/h 'coz that's the limit. Frustrating.

5. No no no!

One of the reasons I got into bikes is that they are still mechanically pure. No computer controlled engine management, drive-by-wire, or any of that other electronic crap that comes on new cars. Just a simple mechanical machine between me and the road.

Plus I like to work on my bike. Call me old school, but I hope that I never have to buy an ECU programmer just to tune my bike.

If I wanted a computer controlled vehicle, I would have bought a new VW.

6. Werd, Bryan, my sentiments exactly.

7. Too Knightrider for me.

8. I think compensating for rider's body position would be a nightmare for such a system. Comared to the weight of the car or a fighter jet, human body weight is miniscule... but for a bike it's totaly different. Can't see how they'd account for the fact that a lot of steering on the bike is done with body movement..

9. besides, whatya gonna do when you have a computer "lockup" at 200k?

10. Originally posted by 3 of 7
besides, whatya gonna do when you have a computer "lockup" at 200k?

"2010 Yamaha R1,000,000. Comes with Microsoft Windows Bike Edition".

No thanks!!

11. Kinda reminds me of this thing from MCNews Australia...kinda funny

Microsoft Motorcycle

12. that would suck... cause well. i like to take my bike for a ride... not let it take me for a ride

13. Originally posted by effenay
No no no!

One of the reasons I got into bikes is that they are still mechanically pure. No computer controlled engine management, drive-by-wire, or any of that other electronic crap that comes on new cars. Just a simple mechanical machine between me and the road.

Plus I like to work on my bike. Call me old school, but I hope that I never have to buy an ECU programmer just to tune my bike.

If I wanted a computer controlled vehicle, I would have bought a new VW.

Damn straight.

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