One week after the publication of Geneva Auto Show report,
Driving Vision News presents the first report focused on one car, the new BMW 7-Series.
Flagship of the BMW range, the new 7 Series is a first car to include such an astonishing number of DA and lighting system innovations.
The new 7er’s Driver Assistance System includes:
• Pedestrian detection system with a new Night Vision and FIR camera
• Three functions from one camera: Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist, and Speed Limit Info
• Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go
• Parking Assistance
• Lane Change Warning
• Rearview and sideview camera systems
• Enhanced Emergy Call function
The 7er’s new lighting system makes extensive use of LEDs at the front particularly with front signal light, at the rear with very homogeneous innovative light bands, and in the interior with some functions like door lighting.
All these features are presented, analysed, and evaluated.
The report also includes an interview with Artur Russ, manager of camera-based driver assistance and light assistance systems. At the end of the interview, Artur presents the trends of Driving Assistance that can be seen:
• DAS will also penetrate smaller sized cars
• DAS will play a more prominent role in Active Safety and energy efficient driving
• Fusion between different DAS available in the same car to further optimize the customer functionality will become more common
It is certainly to be hoped that the substantial progress in DA shown on BMW’s premium 7er will quickly and efficiently filter down to less costly cars. And we also hope you’ll share with us your reaction to this kind of single-vehicle LDA analysis. Give us a shout, we’re listening to you!