self-driving BMW 2 series and 6 series at CES 2014
all images courtesy BMW group

 

 

 

with self-driving cars not far from hitting public roads, the BMW group has presented a new element of BMW ActiveAssist during CES 2014 in las vegas. the new system is a safety assistance control which brings the vehicle back into line in demanding driving situations without any input from the driver. implemented into a fleet of BMW 2 series and 6 series production cars, the highly automated driving technology demonstration managed to pilot each vehicle at high speeds on a slalom run between cones and even blasted through a wet marked out circular course without problems controlling oversteer or understeer. by 2020, BMW hopes the technical foundations should be in place for a motorway-based system that will allow highly automated driving in series-produced vehicles.

 

 

automated BMW 2 series demonstration at CES 2014 in las vegas
video courtesy BMW group

 

 

self-driving BMW 2 series and 6 series at CES 2014

the safety assistance system brings the vehicle back into line in demanding driving situations

 

 

self-driving BMW 2 series and 6 series at CES 2014

2the highly automated driving technology demonstration managed to pilot each vehicle at high speeds

 

 

self-driving BMW 2 series and 6 series at CES 2014

the research prototype reacts to fluctuating grip levels with the precision of an expert driver

 

 

self-driving BMW 2 series and 6 series at CES 2014

automated BMW 6 series

 

 

self-driving BMW 2 series and 6 series at CES 2014

by 2020, BMW hopes a motorway-based system will be in place to allow automated driving in production vehicles

 

 

self-driving BMW 2 series and 6 series at CES 2014

360 degree sensor technologies such as lidar, radar, ultrasound and camera detection are fitted on all the vehicles

 

 

self-driving BMW 2 series and 6 series at CES 2014

inside the cockpit while the car drives itself – programmable electronic steering