Contactless opening of the tailgate.
You are standing behind your BMW ActiveHybrid 7 with your briefcase and business trolley and want to load the boot. All that’s required from you to open the tailgate is a small gesture – to be more precise: a deliberate movement of your foot. Not the shape of things to come, but simply an innovative function in the optional Comfort Access.
A brief movement of your foot below the rear bumper is all it takes for a sensor to trigger the opening of the tailgate, which unlocks and then swings open automatically. Sensors are installed at different heights in the rear bumper panel to detect people. They register the movement of the foot between shin and tips of the toes and send a signal to the on-board computer.
This innovative equipment from BMW ConnectedDrive significantly increases convenience when you are loading luggage or working at the rear of the vehicle. To rule out any abuse, the vehicle only opens to a person carrying a key that the system identifies via radio signals.
The special equipment ‘Automatic tailgate operation’ lets you close the tailgate with the same simple gesture you use to open it.