CES 2014: BMW Self Drive Revealed
Their new self-drive system is in keeping with the sporting brand credentials that the German car maker has spent many decades building up so rather than sedately logging motorway miles or taking passengers on a road trip, the new BMW system is being show off with drifting power slides around the infield road course at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. BMW has modified a 2 Series and a 6 Series to showcase their new tech. A 360 degree radar, cameras and ultrasonic equipment combine to steer the cars in the right direction.
Self-driving cars aside, other manufacturers are using the show to bring technologies to the public. Ford’s new C-Max Solar combines hybrid power with a roof mounted solar panel that will charge the battery without affecting the environment. Ford has even developed a Fresnel lens that acts like a magnifying glass to concentrate the sun’s rays.