Holy Autonomous Bicycles Batman!

Recent reports reveal that a Chinese Internet search company known as Baidu is developing a bicycle that will ride itself. The technology could be game changer in Asia—China, for instance, has 551 million bike riders.
July 11, 2014, 9am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Google’s driverless cars might be the talk of the town in the west, but Chinese search giant Baidu just flabbergasted Asia with its recently revealed development of unmanned autonomous bicycles," according to Paul Bischoff, who shares news reported on the Chinese language site TechWeb (Google translate is not exactly doing its finest work on that site, so beware).

"Details are sparse, and Baidu hasn’t officially confirmed the bike’s development so far. In theory, rider-less bikes should undergo less scrutiny than driver-less cars when it comes to road safety and legalities."

While we wait for the details of how the driverless bikes bike, er ride, er work, we're probably going to have to develop new verbs if this product indeed does come to market.

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Published on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in Tech In Asia
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