BMW showed up in full force at the 2014 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Vegas earlier this month. They pulled out all the stops, debuting technology you would have to see to believe.
Thankfully, we do have some of BMW’s work at the 2014 CES on video. The M235i performed a glorious show on a track at the show. The highly automated car sped to 81 mph and drifted around the turns like a racecar pro as the driver took his hands off the wheel and relaxed to enjoy the ride. Yep, he really took his hands off the wheel.
The M235i uses BMW’s ActiveAssist to “actively intervene in the direction-changing decision-making process and [to] ensure electronically controlled steering works in perfect harmony with the brakes and accelerator.”
Check out the video, and you’ll clearly see examples of the M235i prototype actively calling the shots as the car changes direction.
BMW displayed enhanced technologies that continue the development of partially automated vehicles as well. Features like Traffic Jam Assist, Collision Warning, and Pedestrian Warning with City Braking are already available in the BMW i3.
In addition, BMW introduced the first wristwatch wearable devices, Samsung Galaxy Gear. Using the functions of BMW’s i Remote App, the watch allows owners to access important information about their vehicles while they are away from the car, including which windows may be down or doors unlocked.
With all these new technologies, we at BMW of Bowling Green are excited about the various gadgets and gizmos this year’s vehicles will be styling.