A number of manufacturers are working on various self driving cars, and now BMW has show off their new BMW Active Assist at this weeks Consumer Electronics Show.
BMW Active Assist is a limited self driving system, that is designed to take control of your vehicle in certain situations, and make the driving safer.
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.
The video below shows BMW’s new 2 series traveling around a race track, and you can see the system take over from the person driving the car.
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