It’s estimated that turns taken too quickly or sharply are responsible for nearly a fifth of all motorcycle accidents, and that misjudged curves are furthermore to blame for 15% of rider fatalities. Fortunately, researchers at ETH Zurich and KU Leuven recently proposed a solution in a paper on the preprint server (““). Their road curvature warning system leverages computer vision and mapping data to predict lane position and motorcycle roll angle, in addition to the road geometry of future paths.

“The most difficult maneuver on a motorcycle is riding through a curve, as it involves the rider adjusting their speed and the lane position of the vehicle before entering the turn and subsequently adjusting the handlebars to properly roll the motorcycle,” wrote the coauthors.

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