BMW increases ADAS offerings on the X5

BMW has announced details of the new X5 (facelift), which is set to include more Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) than before.

Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function is available as an alternative to the standard cruise control system with braking function.

The Lane Departure Warning feature also available for the BMW X5 is able to identify unintentional drifting from the lane at a speed of at least 70 km/h.  The system also works in bends, on narrow lanes and in the dark as soon as the headlights are switched on.

Furthermore, the Speed Limit Info function can also be used in conjunction with the Lane Departure Warning and the navigation system Professional. This function offers the driver the possibility to obtain information regarding the route he is currently on. The camera used for the Lane Departure Warning permanently monitors road signs as well as variable overhead gantry signs on motorways.

A further technical innovation within the BMW ConnectedDrive range is the Side View system. It comprises two cameras that are integrated into the front wings, permitting observation of cross traffic. The images are transferred to the control display, making it possible at an early stage to identify traffic coming from the left or right, particularly when driving through a narrow gate or leaving a multi-storey car park.

Also available for the BMW X5 are the Head-Up Display, with which driver-relevant information is projected onto the windscreen within the driver’s field of vision, the High-Beam Assistant and Adaptive Headlights, including cornering lights, variable light distribution and adaptive auto-levelling.

Further equipment options are Park Distance Control and a reversing camera, including the Surround View system. In addition, with BMW Assist, BMW Online, BMW TeleServices and innovative remote functions, BMW ConnectedDrive also offers the world’s most unique choice of mobility services relating to traffic information, emergency calls, vehicle, information and office services, travel and leisure time planning as well as the Internet.

Source: BMW.

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