the BMW ConnectedDrive banner , the German luxury car maker focuses on every
aspect of the link-up between the driver, vehicle and outside world. The
company is underlining its position in the vanguard of technology at the
Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014 in Las Vegas. The company will use the
headline US fair – which spotlights advances from across the world of
digitalisation and connectivity – to present innovative previews of future
developments and new applications for series-produced vehicles.
Highly automated driving at the limit:
The BMW Group has created a new kind of research prototype for highly automated
driving which uses advanced control technology to demonstrate maximum safety up
to the car’s dynamic limit. In addition, the prototype vehicle will highlight
the effectiveness of a new generation of control systems on the closed-off
track. These systems actively intervene in the direction-changing
decision-making process and ensure the electronically controlled steering works
in perfect harmony with the brakes and accelerator. As such they go a crucial
step further than current systems, which react to the onset of understeer or
oversteer with carefully calculated braking inputs.
Special connection: BMW i3 and the Samsung
Galaxy Gear. The rapid spread of smartphones means that the internet, apps
and digital services have long since become established elements of daily life.
And smartwatches like the new Samsung Galaxy Gear are driving this trend ever
onwards. These devices are worn like wristwatches and display information from
a linked smartphone directly onto the user’s wrist. In Las Vegas BMW became the
world’s first carmaker to present vehicle functions on the electronic
wristwatch as part of a research application. The Samsung Galaxy Gear with BMW
i Remote App functions has similar attributes to the BMW i Remote App, which
keeps drivers connected with their BMW i3 at all times and also works
efficiently to provide them with the assistance they need outside the car. The
Samsung Galaxy Gear with BMW i Remote App functions offers information on the
battery charge and available range of the first all-electric premium model in
the compact class, as well as any departure times that have been inputted. The
research application also shows whether the windows, doors and sunroof are
closed and allows users to send a navigation
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