Some insights into partially and highly automated driving from BMW ConnectedDrive.

We are working for you on the future. One of our projects is BMW Active Assist. This term covers the technologies that facilitate partially and highly automated driving for more safety, comfort and efficiency. This means that your BMW will take over the driving task to a high degree or partially in certain situations. Here you can find out more about the state of development for highly automated driving and see what impressive features can already experience in the research prototypes of today.

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2014: BMW safety assistant at the dynamic limit.

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas the BMW Group exhibited a new dimension of BMW Active Assist: a safety assistant that brings the vehicle back on track without any intervention by the driver, even in demanding traffic situations.
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2012: BMW Emergency Stop Assistant.

BMW presented the Emergency Stop Assistant as part of the SmartSenior research project. In an emergency situation induced by the driver’s health, the vehicle switches to an autonomous driving mode and safely executes an emergency stop manoeuvre. With the warning lights activated, the vehicle negotiates its way to the right-hand side of the road in a controlled manner and in accordance with the traffic situation. It then comes to a standstill and automatically triggers the Intelligent Emergency Call.
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2006: BMW Track Trainer.

With its BMW Track Trainer research project, the BMW Group followed the ideal line while driving on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife and other race circuits and laid the foundation stone for BMW Active Assist. The BMW Track Trainer is currently being deployed in BMW Driver Training to give participants a direct sensation of the driving experience (behind the steering wheel and not in the front passenger’s seat).
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