Ducati has said that it will offer adaptive cruise control on at least one 2020 model, and Bosch already has an off-the-shelf system on offer to other OEMs.
But Harley-Davidson may have one-upped them by patenting a system that incorporates both adaptive cruise control and automated speed control for group riding.
So far, I’ve only seen evidence that Harley’s working on ‘longitudinal’ rider assistance, and not any auto-steer systems. In the motorcycle sector, we’re still a few years behind the best automotive systems.
That said, this is a big step up from the rudimentary connected-vehicle tech on previewed on Harley-Davidson’s Livewire, and the first peer-to-peer networking system that I’ve seen for motorcycles.