It’s never too early to get your kids or grandkids excited about motorcycling! However, the old method of sitting them up on the handlebars or gas tank just isn’t all that safe. The Gracco MotoSeat is just like a normal car seat, except that it’s designed to strap onto a motorcycle’s pillion seat. A standard five-point harness keeps the child in place as you’re carving the curves. When it’s not needed, the seat easily disconnects much like the latch system in an automobile.
Releasing early details about its autonomous motorcycle program, Honda Motor Corp. is staggeringly close to making the act of riding a motorcycle as simple as selecting a destination, and holding on tight.
As seen above, the testing platform is based off the Honda CBR1000RR, in order to rapidly develop the more complex software packages that will operate and “ride” the motorcycle.
Honda tells us that the consumer version will be more refined though, and absent of any hand or foot controls for the passenger rider.
Developing the core technology in MotoGP, HRC has been able to slowly bring more and more of the actions required in Grand Prix racing into the realm of the computer, to the point now where riders Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez are just holding the throttle open to go faster and tapping the brake lever to slow down.:laugh