BMW Offers Glimpse Of Its Next-Generation Driver Assistance System On AutoBahn
ConnectedDrive technology uses ultrasonic scanners
Like earlier versions, this one needs to have road data downloaded into the car before it can drive without human help.
But in real-world testing on the autobahn, it slowed for traffic, accelerates to speed and changes lanes while the driver enjoys a hands-off automotive experience. It could be a while before the entire system enters mainstream use, especially considering the need for advance data.
But it's already inching forward. The 2013 BMW i3 will come with a Traffic Jam Assistant system that steers, accelerates and brakes the car up to 25 mph in traffic. The functionality is starting to arrive – just not at autobahn speeds.
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