January 9, 2014

New Self-Driving Car By BMW

Driver-less cars are not an unknown concept with Nissan and Volvo already unveiling their prototypes. And now self-driving cars just got cooler with BMW joining the race with its modified 2-Series Coupe and 6-Series Gran Coupe.

Both are fitted with a Lidar system – a remote sensing technology that measures distance by illuminating a target with a laser and analysing the reflected light – 360 degree radar, ultrasonic sensors and cameras that track the environment. The technologies are coupled with electric braking, throttle and steering that is already fitted in all new BMWs.

The cars boast the ability to slide round corners at high speeds with exceptional precision. This ability of the cars to ‘drift’ by themselves has attracted the attention of motoring enthusiasts as it is a complicated technique that takes racing drivers years to perfect. Regardless of its notable stylishness, the system goes that one-step ahead to keep drivers safely on the road as it can help drivers in dangerous driving conditions.

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