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.
Rear View Camera
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.
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.
Remote Control Parking
The Remote Control Parking assistance system enables your BMW to do the parking for you. After you’ve already got out of the vehicle, it parks itself by moving forward into, or reversing out of, a tight parking space or garage. You simply press the BMW display key to activate the remote-controlled parking function from outside the vehicle.
The entire parking procedure is monitored by Park Distance Control (PDC), the Parking assistant and the Surround View sensors. In order to use the remote-controlled parking function, the vehicle has to be straight and centered, facing the parking space or garage. During the parking procedure the driver can bring the vehicle to a controlled stop if necessary.
Once parked, the engine can be switched off via the key. And when it's time to move on, the engine can also be restarted via the key. During remote-controlled pulling out of a parking space, the vehicle automatically reverses in a straight line.
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.
PARK DISTANCE CONTROL.
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.
- the Parking Assistant will be replaced by the Fully Automatic Parking Assistant as from December 2013 and will be available in many BMW models
- 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