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Car (South Africa) - - CONTENTS -

While ro­bot driv­ers are quite com­mon in emis­sions-cy­cle test­ing of cars be­cause they can drive a ve­hi­cle ac­cu­rately and re­peat­edly on a set cy­cle, they are less com­monly used for mo­tor­cy­cles. Now ex­haust sup­plier Akrapovic has re­vealed a state-of-the-art rid­ing ro­bot as part of its en­durance-test­ing fa­cil­ity. Look­ing very much like an an­droid, it is able to put a bike through its paces on a dyno as seen in this screen­shot from a com­pany video. The idea is for Akrapovic to test its ex­haust sys­tems un­der con­trolled con­di­tions without wor­ry­ing about uc­tu­at­ing weather con­di­tions or rider fa­tigue. The fact it looks as cool as it does is sim­ply a bonus.

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