BMW Cars That Drive Themselves
BMW has made announcement that thier ConnectedDrive Connect (CDC) semi-autonomous driving system will be August, BMW has released the new video if its technology.
This clip is filmed in German, it shows engineers taking their hands off the steering wheel leaving the car drive itself. CDC works on highways and car position and the location of surrounding objects. Once everything has been known CDC technology controls the brak and accelerate .
The car senses it is behind obstical, it looks for an open lane where it can safely move speeds up to 130 km/h 81 Mile per second . If open path is found, the system will forward the vehicle into that lane, pass the slower vehicle and return to its original lane.
Dr. Nico Kaempchen said, “Our main challenge was to develop algorithms that can handle entirely new situations. In principal, the system works on all freeways that we have mapped out beforehand with centimeter accuracy.” He goes on to say CDC ensures the car “adheres to all traffic laws” and sticks to the speed limit.