Not of­fi­cially an­nounced, but...

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Now, this wasn’t of­fi­cially an­nounced by Har­ley-David­son amid the myr­iad of new mo­tor­cy­cles, but at the same time as the showy re­veal was hap­pen­ing, we were also sent de­tails of a set of patents, which show that Har­ley-David­son is work­ing on an Emer­gency Au­tonomous Brak­ing Sys­tem for its next gen­er­a­tion mo­tor­cy­cles.

The patent re­veals that Har­ley-David­son plans to use sen­sors to watch you when you ride. The sys­tem then works out if a rider is phys­i­cally or men­tally pre­pared for emer­gency brak­ing. The sen­sors would be placed on han­dle­bar grips, sad­dle, footrests and in­stru­ment panel (and even in­side the hel­met) to eval­u­ate if a rider is pre­pared to re­act – be­fore the au­tonomous brak­ing takes con­trol. If the sys­tem de­tects that the rider is not pre­pared for emer­gency brak­ing, it would turn on warn­ing in­di­ca­tors – and if the rider fails to re­spond, the sys­tem will au­to­mat­i­cally slow down the mo­tor­cy­cle.

Equally, if the sys­tem de­tects that the rider is alert and has started to ap­ply brakes, it will as­sist by ap­ply­ing ad­di­tional brak­ing pres­sure.

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