The German carmaker demonstrated fully automated parking at CES

At CES this week BMW demonstrated innovative sensors fitted to their research vehicle, a BMW i3, could lead to collision-free driving in the future. Four advanced laser scanners have been developed to record the environment and reliably identify impediments, such as columns in a multi-storey car park.

The BMW assistance system, which can be overridden at any time by the driver, aims to relieve the burden in environments with poor visibility and improve safety and comfort. If the vehicle approaches a wall or column too quickly, the system brakes automatically to prevent a collision, bringing the vehicle to a precise standstill. If the driver steers away from the obstacle or changes direction, the system will release the brakes.

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