It’s called Link and although it’s not “flesh and blood” it looks pretty credible, easily imaginable in any futuristic setting. As well as its functionalities.
The future of driving is not just about cars. There are also two-wheel proposals and BMW has just remembered it. It is true that it is not yet capable of flying and of course does not even drive alone, but the prototype recently presented in Italy by the German manufacturer offers a number of innovative features and worthy of prominence.
The name Link was not chosen at random. It aims to reflect the communication skills of the proposed electric motorcycle, at the level offered by a smartphone, some say and compare.
Among the available digital resources is the possibility of connecting to the driver’s agenda, so that trips are planned. At the same time, the system is able to estimate travel times and present alternatives to the routes.
There are also arm sensors that allow you to unlock the compartment under the seat with a nod. The commands and the sub panel are fully customizable.
And although it is not being designed to be driven completely alone, it still has autonomous driving capabilities, as well as systems designed to prevent motorcyclists from crashing.
For Edgar Heinrich, head of design at BMW Motorrad, Concept Link represents a new perception of urban mobility, which “connects the digital world and the analogue world while serving as a means of transport and a means of communication, focusing on the drivers specific needs”.