BMW are to showcase their ConnectedDrive and layout plans for what they call ‘highly’ automated driving, at the International CES 2014 in Las Vegas alongside the all electric BMW i3.
BMW ConnectedDrive focuses on the link between the driver, vehicle and outside world through the use of an expanding range of assistance systems, as well as infotainment and entertainment features. Driver assistance systems include navigation and traffic assist and concierge services. Through the BMW i Remote app, drivers can share information with the vehicle at any time via their smartphone, including the amount of charge on a BMW vehicle. The Apps for Automotive technology by BMW enables drivers to use smartphone applications to connect with the car and provides the opportunity to dictate and send text messages via voice or text. In addition, with BMW ConnectedDrive, entertainment options can easily be controlled and explored without distraction.
At CES 2014, the BMW Group will reveal details of its current research and development project for highly automated driving, which is designed to increase safety, comfort and efficiency for the driver and traffic system.
A collaboration taking place at CES between the BMW Group and a leader in the consumer electronics industry will also be announced.