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Old 05-24-2009, 09:29 AM
JackMac JackMac is offline
Location: Pennsylvania
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 85
Mein Auto: R53 MCS and LR3
Driver optional.

Looking forward the the next development from BMW: "Turn Signal Assist". When using Navi guidance, it will automatically apply the turn signal for you, because the Navi predicts your next turn based upon route guidance and driving pattern. Also works with lane departure detection - when changing lanes the vehicle can apply the turn signal for you.

Just kidding of course, but there is a tremendous amount of technological investment aimed at diminishing driver involvement.

Driver Assistance Package. Deploys three of BMW's newest systems to enhance active safety: High Beam Assistant, which automatically switches between high and low beams according to nighttime traffic conditions; Lane Departure Warning, which vibrates the steering wheel if the vehicle begins to cross lane markings without the turn signals activated; and Active Blind Spot Detection, which vibrates the steering wheel and flashes a warning in the appropriate exterior mirror housing when other vehicles are in the Gran Turismo's rearward blind zones.

Camera Package. To many customers, a rearview camera is a familiar option; here usefully augment the standard Park Distance Control. A recent BMW innovation is the Sideview Camera, which enables the driver to see traffic from both directions before pulling out onto a busy street.

R53 '06 MINI Cooper S 6MT, LSD, HyperBlue/Black, SP/PP/CWP, iPod adapter, anthrecite headliner,etc, etc
E90 '06 330i *retired
LR3 '05 HSE V8
E46 '00 328Ci *retired
E36 '95 325is *retired
E21 '83 320i *retired
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