A perfectly tuned system of suspension, engine and hybrid management, brakes and tyres combined with a whole range of electronic measuring devices have only one aim: to keep the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 safely on track in the most demanding situations. Because giving the driver maximum control means ensuring maximum safety.
Active Protection is enabled shortly after the vehicle sets off – above a speed of 18 km/h – and automatically tightens the seat belt slightly. If a critical driving situation arises, the tension of the front seat belts is reversibly increased while the side windows and sunroof are closed. Active Protection detects the threat of a collision via the front camera or front radar, by all-out braking initiated by the driver or if the vehicle shows strong signs of understeering or oversteering.
If a crash was unavoidable, the system applies the vehicle’s brakes automatically and brings it to a standstill, without the driver needing to act. This reduces – or in an ideal case completely rules out– the probability of secondary or follow-on collisions and their consequences.