BMW earlier this January showed off a couple of cars in Los Vegas at the Consumer Electronic Show. The automobiles involved the 2-series Coupe and the 6-series Gran coupe donning the most modern autonomous technology were meant to draw us closer to a future where driverless vehicles will be at large.
It is the new research of BMW called as ActiveAssist technology which reportedly uses ultrasound, 360o radar, lidar which is laser radar and camera sensors placed around the vehicle to bring back the car inline in the middle of demanding driving circumstances.
It is normal for brakes to play the anchor to react to changing circumstances, but this element has been also brought to the steering by BMW. This high speed prototype can take a fast slalom run, take on a marked out circular course, effect lane changes efficiently and could even produce huge drifts.
This new system is also effective in preventing oversteer and understeer can also tackle unexpected hydroplaning. The car with the new generation ActiveAssist has already completed 9,000 testing miles which also included a trip between Munich and Nuremberg. It speeded up, braked and also overtook slow moving traffic without the intervention of the driver and kept up the speed of 130kmph. However, it will take more researches before it is given to the public.