BMW announced its ConnectedDrive Connect technology for a semi-autonomous car in Aug. 2011, according to MotorSixty, but has just recently released a video showing of the new wheels.
BMW semi-autonomous car, auf Deutsch!
MotorSixty states that the system works on highways that have been pre-mapped by the manufacturer so the computer knows where the car and nearby objects are located. MotorSixty compares technology to “advanced cruise control” but states when someone may be going to slow on the autobahn, “it looks for an open lane where it can safely merge at speeds up to 130 km/h (81 mph).”
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