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.


Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go.

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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.


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The Steering and lane control assistant incl. Traffic jam assistant can be activated to support the driver in monotonous traf c situations. At speeds of up to 210 km/h on all road surfaces, the system conveniently supports steering and keeps the vehicle in the centre of its lane.

Cutting-edge steering support is possible with or without Active cruise control. It 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 legally required to continue driving with both hands on the wheel. If the driver does not comply with this requirement, the system sensors in the steering wheel rim will recognise 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.

Lane keeping assistant.

When not using automatic driving mode, the driver is supported by the Lane keeping assistant with active side collision protection, which actively intervenes in steering to avoid leaving the lane unintentionally, or colliding with objects to the side of the vehicle. If Approach control warning is activated and a vehicle in front brakes, the BMW reacts immediately with warnings of increasing intensity, light braking and finally full braking.

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Lane Departure Warning.

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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.

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Lane Change Warning.

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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.

  • 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

Driving Assistant.

Driving assistant.

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The safety package Driving Assistant includes the camera-based systems Approach control warning and Person warning with light city braking function, Speed Limit Info including No-overtaking indicator and Lane Departure Warning, as well as the radar-based equipment Crossing traffic warning rear, Lane Change Warning and Rear collision prevention.

At speeds of over 70 km/h, Lane Departure Warning recognises lane markings and draws the driver's attention to an unintentional lane change by means of vibrations in the steering wheel. If vehicles enter the driver's blind spot, Lane Change Warning issues a warning with a vibration in the steering wheel and a blinking warning symbol on the exterior mirror.

The Crossing traffic warning rear makes pulling out of parking spaces easier. While the Approach control warning with light city braking function detects vehicles, the person warning reacts to pedestrians. At the same time, the brakes are pre-conditioned for faster responsiveness. If a collision is imminent, the system initiates a full brake. This function can be limited by darkness and fog. In dangerous situations, Rear collision prevention activates the warning blinkers at double tempo. If a collision is unavoidable, the pre-crash system is initiated and the side windows and glass roof, if featured, are closed.

  • Driving Assistant Plus offers partially autonomous driving thanks to Active cruise control with Stop&Go function as well as Steering and lane control assistant. Safety is improved by Lane Departure Warning, Lane keeping assistant with active side collision protection, Approach control warning and Person warning with light city braking function and Crossing traffic warning front.

Active Protection.

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Active Protection is the BMW ConnectedDrive preventive passenger protection system. Active Protection warns the driver if it detects signs of tiredness, safety belts are pretensioned in critical situations, electric seats are returned to upright positions and the windows and sliding roof are closed. After an accident occurs, the brakes are automatically applied until the car reaches a standstill.

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    The scope of functions may differ according to the model