Google Netherlands’ 2016 April’s Fools Day prank poked fun at the self-driving technology developed at Waymo, Google’s sister company, this time applied to the bicycle, the ubiquitous form of transportation in the Netherlands. However, this lighthearted, tongue-in-cheek campaign ended up predicting a real self-driving bicycle designed by researchers in China in 2019. The bike can move on its own using the highly advanced Tianjic chip, opening the door to new ways of automating our transport and getting to our destinations with the least amount of effort possible.

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Source: (article) / Trendwatcher: Andrea Lobo