ENJOY EVERY TRIP.

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.

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.
The Steering and lane control assistant incl. Traffic jam assistant can be activated to support the driver in monotonous traffic situations. At speeds of up to 210 km/h on all road surfaces, the system convenientlz 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.
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.
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.
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.

SAFE WHEN ON THE MOVE.

Enjoy a maximum level of safety on short and long trips, along rural roads or in urban traffic. Modern driver assistance systems such as Active Protection and Driving Assistant support you in every motoring situation and assure you of long-lasting and relaxed driving pleasure.  

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.
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.
  • Requirements/availability

    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

EVERYTHING IN VIEW.

Intelligent Vision.

Wherever your journey takes you, you should always keep everything in view. With the innovative vision assistant technologies this is quite straightforward. They help you in unclear situations and guarantee you the best possible visibility at night. See more with your BMW.

See what’s coming sooner. With Side View you can “peek around the corner” at blind junctions or exits while your line of sight is still actually obstructed. Two cameras built into the front wheel arches enable you to observe crossing traffic. You can see the video image in the Control Display and thus keep an eye on everything.
Speed Limit Info incl. no-overtaking indicator shows you the current speed restriction as well as any details of overtaking bans that may apply in your instrument panel or in the Head-Up Display if fitted. A special camera also captures all the relevant traffic signs. A camera mounted in the interior mirror correctly identifies any additional pictographic signs (lorries, trailers, etc.). You can therefore devote your full attention to the road and other road users.
A revolution in safe driving at night: BMW Night Vision with Dynamic Light Spot makes people and larger animals in the dark recognisable in thermal imaging – even at a significant distance – and illuminates them selectively. As a result, you get a particularly clear view of everything that you shouldn’t miss at night. Should a critical situation arise, a warning is shown in the display and in the BMW Head-Up Display . In the event of acute danger, a blinking red symbol (animal or person) is displayed. An acoustic warning is also heard and the brakes are primed for optimum responsiveness.
More light means more safety. The High-Beam Assistant automatically takes care of raising and dipping the beam when you’re driving your BMW at night. The camera installed close to the interior mirror monitors the traffic situation and reacts immediately to any light sources at distances of up to 1,000 metres away. Depending on the visibility, the system decides when the headlights should be switched to high beam.
BMW Selective Beam makes night-time driving even more pleasant and safe for you. It provides excellent visibility in the dark without dazzling other drivers. The system detects other road-users and selectively excludes them from the high-beam headlight distribution. Beam ranges of 400 m ensure early detection of risks.

BMW Head-up Display.

All the information securely in view.

BMW Head-up Display.

All the information securely in view.

Always know what turn to take next. And that’s not all. While you concentrate on the road, the full-colour BMW Head-Up Display projects all the data relevant to your journey directly into your line of sight: this includes information such as current speed, collision warnings, Speed Limit Info or control messages. Without having to constantly switch your gaze from road to instrument panel, you travel in greater safety and comfort.

  • Requirements/availability

    Availability:

    • for availability in BMW models you will obtain more detailed information in the configurator for your own country

PARKING ASSISTANT.

The Parking assistant including linear guidance parks the vehicle completely automatically, parallel or perpendicular to the street. The system works by measuring potential spaces while driving past them at a low speed. If the driver parks manually without the help of the Parking assistant, Active Park Distance Control (PDC) offers additional protection against damage with the Lateral parking aid.  

  • Requirements / availability

    Availability:
    • 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
     

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.
 

SURROUND VIEW.

Surround View includes the camera-based functions Rear view camera, Panorama View, Top View and 3D View. The cameras in the exterior mirrors as well as at the front and rear of the vehicle allow for a 360° all-around view. In addition to the simple depiction of the driving space to the rear, Top View offers the driver a look over the door and the lane area to the car sides for more convenient manoeuvring. In 3D View, a computer generated 3D view is shown simultaneously, for an even better overview when parking. Panorama View makes navigating in areas with low visibility, such as driveways or confusing intersections, safer. A digital camera at the front centre of the car captures the traffic situation in front of the vehicle. This enables early detection of oncoming traf c so that the driver can react appropriately. The Side View function is automatically deactivated when the car reaches 15 km/h.


The driver can switch between the three functions Top View, Panorama View and 3D View. The last selected function will be automatically reactivated when the system is next used. The camera systems are activated when the car is put into reverse or the PDC button or Panorama View button is pressed. The images captured by the cameras are shown on the Control Display.
 

  • 3D View

    Surround View includes the camera-based functions Rear view camera, Top View, Panorama View and 3D View. The cameras in the exterior mirrors as
well as at the front and rear of the vehicle allow for a 360° all-around view. The Panorama View makes approaching intersections and exiting driveways safer. It shows the traffic to the right and left of the car on the Control Display.  

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.

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.

  • Active PDC

    The emergency braking function Active PDC supports 
the driver in reverse parking situations to avoid collisions and reduce the severity of an accident. So the driver can stay relaxed and enjoy greater safety while parking.  

  • Requirements/availability

    Availability:

    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

    The described functions depend on models