Active Protection is the BMW ConnectedDrive preventive occupant protection system. If a critical situation arises on the road, the front safety belts are reversibly pre-tensioned and the side windows are closed if necessary.
A critical situation would include sudden braking or if the vehicle understeers or oversteers sharply. In certain accident situations, the vehicle can quickly be brought to a complete standstill. This helps reduce the likelihood of a second collision or even prevent one altogether.
In addition, the Attentiveness Assistant also monitors the driver’s behaviour for signs of fatigue. This system analyses the steering response and reacts to irregular driving behaviour: a notification appears in the Control Display suggesting the driver take a break.