STRESS-FREE PARKING.

Intelligent Parking.

So that you not only look forward to every journey in your BMW but the parking as well, intelligent park assistance systems are now available from BMW ConnectedDrive . Your BMW helps you in every parking situation and makes the manoeuvring easier, faster and effortless.

With the Rear View Camera you have everything conveniently in sight at the back too. A wide-angle lens depicts every obstacle in fine detail on the Control Display in colour and from the optimum perspective. Interactive lane lines indicate whether the parking space is large enough for the vehicle and make the actual parking operation easier. When you’re manoeuvring with a trailer, too, the Rear View Camera provides support via the extended zoom function. So you’ll never overlook anything again.
A new way of looking at things: Surround View gives you a 270-degree all-round panorama view. It considerably improves vision, particularly when driving in and out of difficult entrances or parking in tight spaces. That is made possible by a combination of cameras in the exterior mirrors and a Rear View camera . In addition, two digital cameras on the left and right at the front of the vehicle capture the situation at the side and transmit it onto the Control Display . This allows you to see crossing traffic approaching in good time and to react accordingly.
Parking and manoeuvring in confined spaces are made easy for you. Park Distance Control (PDC) at the front and rear uses ultrasound to measure the distance to any obstacles that may be present, warns you acoustically and shows how far any obstacles are away in the Control Display . The system switches on below a distance of 80 cm when the vehicle is moving and below 30 cm when stationary.
  • Requirements/availability

    Availability:

    • for availability in BMW models you will obtain more detailed information in the configurator for your own country
    • the function Remote Control Parking is currently only available for the BMW 7 Series

PARKING ASSISTANT.

Relaxed parking. The Parking assistant makes everything easy – even the search for a suitable parking space: Up to a speed of 35 km/h and a maximum distance of 1.5 m to the row of parked cars at the side, the system measures possible parallel and perpendicular parking spaces while moving, independent of whether it is activated or not. Simply select a spot and keep pressing the Parking assistant switch – your BMW then selects the gear on its own, guides the steering and automatically accelerates or brakes. During the search for a spot and the parking manoeuvre, all relevant information is shown on the Control Display.

ENJOY EVERY TRIP.

Intelligent Driving.

Stay relaxed throughout your journey. Now you can rely on the driver assistance systems from BMW ConnectedDrive. They manoeuvre you through the jams, keep you at a safe distance when necessary and react with lightning speed in hazardous situations. Enjoy a feeling of safety in your BMW.

The Steering and lane control assistant incl. Traffic jam assistant can be activated to support the driver in monotonous traffic situations. Between 0 and 210 km/h the system steers the vehicle automatically and always keeps the vehicle in the middle of the lane. The cutting-edge steering function uses multiple area surveillance radar systems and a stereo camera. The system positions itself using the edge-of-lane markers and the vehicle in front, if applicable. It automatically maintains the desired distance from the vehicle ahead and regulates the car's speed down to a standstill, as well as providing active steering support. The Steering and lane control assistant represents another milestone on the path to achieving highly automated driving. Although the system is capable of driving the vehicle independently, the driver is still legally required to continue driving with both hands on the wheel. If the driver does not comply with this requirement, the system sensors will recognize this fact and warn the driver acoustically after a certain period of time. Then it will enter stand-by mode. This is also the case if the indicator is activated for changing lanes or if the system requirements are no longer met, e.g. the lane is too narrow.
Stay on course. The Lane Departure Warning including camera-based Collision Warning registers lane markings at a distance of 50 metres and beyond a speed of roughly 70 km/h. As soon as you drive over the lane markings at the left and right without activating your indicators, the camera-based system warns you by gently vibrating the steering wheel. Camera-based Collision Warning detects vehicles ahead and warns you if the gap ahead becomes too short or if there is a looming risk of collision. You can then react in time and avoid accidents.
Your BMW looks out for you. When another vehicle is approaching at high speed from behind or is in your blind spot, the Lane Change Warning helps to appraise the situation correctly. If there is already a vehicle in the neighbouring lane, radar sensors warn you by means of a symbol in the exterior mirror. If you then operate the indicator, the steering wheel vibrates and the symbol flashes up.
Driving Assistant combines the camera-based systems Lane Departure Warning and Collision Warning. The Approach and Pedestrian Warning with City Brake Activation warns of collisions with vehicles or pedestrians at speeds of between 10 and 60 km/h and brakes in an emergency. Lane Departure Warning detects lane markings and issues a warning by vibrating the steering wheel whenever there is a threat of leaving the lane unintentionally at speeds above approx. 70 km/h. If the indicator is activated, meaning that a change of lane is intended, no warning is given. In addition to Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning, Driving Assistant Plus also contains Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go Functions and the Traffic jam assistant, which takes charge of the distance from the vehicle ahead and steering up to a speed of 60 km/h, thus increasing driving safety and comfort.
  • Requirements/availability

    Availability:

    • the Traffic jam assistant will be available in many BMW models as from December 2013 and can initially only be used on motorways in Europe and the USA
    • for availability in BMW models you will obtain more detailed information in the configurator for your own country
    • the Steering and lane control assistant incl. Traffic jam assistant is only available for the BMW 7 Series

ACTIVE CRUISE CONTROL WITH STOP&GO.

Keeps a safe distance, so you can relax. Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go including radar-based approach control warning with Brake Activation provides you with effective support at all times. Radar sensors permanently scan the carriageway, adapting your speed and maintaining your distance from the vehicle ahead. When the road is clear again, the system accelerates automatically. And, thanks to approach control warning, you can enjoy a safe drive in any situation – even when Cruise Control is not currently activated. If the vehicle brakes sharply, it first warns you with an optical and then an acoustic signal. If you do not respond by braking, your BMW will react and brakes for you.

  • Requirements/availability

    Availability:

    • the Traffic jam assistant will be available in many BMW models as from December 2013 and can initially only be used on motorways in Europe and the USA
    • for availability in BMW models you will obtain more detailed information in the configurator for your own country

EVERYTHING IN VIEW.

Intelligent Vision.

Wherever your journey takes you, you should always keep everything in view. With the innovative vision assistant technologies this is quite straightforward. They help you in unclear situations and guarantee you the best possible visibility at night. See more with your BMW.

See what’s coming sooner. With Side View you can “peek around the corner” at blind junctions or exits while your line of sight is still actually obstructed. Two cameras built into the front wheel arches enable you to observe crossing traffic. You can see the video image in the Control Display and thus keep an eye on everything.
Speed Limit Info incl. no-overtaking indicator shows you the current speed restriction as well as any details of overtaking bans that may apply in your instrument panel or in the Head-Up Display if fitted. A special camera also captures all the relevant traffic signs. A camera mounted in the interior mirror correctly identifies any additional pictographic signs (lorries, trailers, etc.). You can therefore devote your full attention to the road and other road users.
A revolution in safe driving at night: BMW Night Vision with Dynamic Light Spot makes people and larger animals in the dark recognisable in thermal imaging – even at a significant distance – and illuminates them selectively. As a result, you get a particularly clear view of everything that you shouldn’t miss at night. Should a critical situation arise, a warning is shown in the display and in the BMW Head-Up Display . In the event of acute danger, a blinking red symbol (animal or person) is displayed. An acoustic warning is also heard and the brakes are primed for optimum responsiveness.
More light means more safety. The High-Beam Assistant automatically takes care of raising and dipping the beam when you’re driving your BMW at night. The camera installed close to the interior mirror monitors the traffic situation and reacts immediately to any light sources at distances of up to 1,000 metres away. Depending on the visibility, the system decides when the headlights should be switched to high beam.
BMW Selective Beam makes night-time driving even more pleasant and safe for you. It provides excellent visibility in the dark without dazzling other drivers. The system detects other road-users and selectively excludes them from the high-beam headlight distribution. Beam ranges of 400 m ensure early detection of risks.

BMW HEAD-UP DISPLAY.

Always know what turn to take next. And that’s not all. While you concentrate on the road, the full-colour BMW Head-Up Display projects all the data relevant to your journey directly into your line of sight: this includes information such as current speed, collision warnings, Speed Limit Info or control messages. Without having to constantly switch your gaze from road to instrument panel, you travel in greater safety and comfort.

  • Requirements/availability

    Availability:

    • for availability in BMW models you will obtain more detailed information in the configurator for your own country