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Old 01-25-2012, 02:42 PM   #1
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Hands free BMW

I was watching a program - caught it mid way through last night and they were showing how bmw is already testing models they have with hands free steering and breaking..oh wait...I meant to say braking... they are yet to figure out how to integrate the cruise control.
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:45 PM   #2
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video here: http://www.wheels.ca/columns/article/802327
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:47 PM   #3
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kewl! thx.
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4 318is all white - sold and parts
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1 89 325i vert grey - parts
1 90 325is white - keepin
1 87 325i vert -red - keepin
latest addition 1 88-325is red - parts
latest addition 1 89-325i vert - white -fixin/sold
latest addition 1 92-318i vert - blue - parts
latest addition 1 87 325is blk - parts.

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Old 01-25-2012, 04:27 PM   #4
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There are a number of people doing this. Google being one of the most interesting. They have a car that can drive 70mph in traffic handsfree. Check out this months version of wired. Mercedes has cars in the market that have cruise that will brake if you get too close, will actually take the driver out of the loop if you are going to crash. Big question... what happens when these cars are 7-10 years old and the electronics fails?
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:58 PM   #5
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There are a number of people doing this. Google being one of the most interesting. They have a car that can drive 70mph in traffic handsfree. Check out this months version of wired. Mercedes has cars in the market that have cruise that will brake if you get too close, will actually take the driver out of the loop if you are going to crash. Big question... what happens when these cars are 7-10 years old and the electronics fails?
My neighbour's new Durango has a radar based cruise control that will brake to avoid impact.

That 'big question' has been a buzz in the insurance community for a while, dcramer! No answers yet. I suspect if the problem is wide spread, the manufacturer will have to own up. If not, it's going to be your fault Reference Toyota's accelerator issues....
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:06 PM   #6
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Even now there are bmw's without dip sticks, so if the oil runs out who pays ? No doubt this isn't an issue in the first 3 years, but after 7 years, when the idiot light for oil level burns out
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:34 PM   #7
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they did say that an "ALERT" driver must still be present. so in the "wording" bmw will definitely make for certain they won't be held liable. imagine too hammered to drive...oh I'll just get my hands free coordinates keyed in and off to home I go..

or better still, officer, I wasn't driving...Christine took complete control. I think it's possessed she needs psychiatric evaluation.
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1 90 325is white - keepin
1 87 325i vert -red - keepin
latest addition 1 88-325is red - parts
latest addition 1 89-325i vert - white -fixin/sold
latest addition 1 92-318i vert - blue - parts
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:01 PM   #8
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Um, pretty sure the newer BMW's have it? It's called Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go. It will actually bring you to a full stop, then start up again.

..and yes, there is a disclaimer.

( I'm actually reading the manual for my car because there is so much awesome stuff in the car that I want to really learn about and know inside and out. )
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:03 PM   #9
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top gear tested the 3 series that can not only drive..but RIPPP on the track..LOL

plus benz s class has the radar distance control that will brake to 0 already
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:17 PM   #11
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Carolla did the same on his short lived SPEED car show I believe.
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:24 PM   #12
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Um, pretty sure the newer BMW's have it? It's called Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go. It will actually bring you to a full stop, then start up again.

..and yes, there is a disclaimer.

( I'm actually reading the manual for my car because there is so much awesome stuff in the car that I want to really learn about and know inside and out. )
Some Toyota's have the cruise control radars as well (as i'm sure other "lower-end" manufacturers do).

They're also developing cars that will monitor your face while you drive so it knows if you're knodding off or doing other things like that so it will alert you and do something to get your attention (I think it makes noise and shows a coffee cup on the dash) - may be Mercedes.
I hope it's not racist like the kinect!

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Old 01-26-2012, 06:34 PM   #13
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Some Toyota's have the cruise control radars as well (as i'm sure other "lower-end" manufacturers do).

They're also developing cars that will monitor your face while you drive so it knows if you're knodding off or doing other things like that so it will alert you and do something to get your attention (I think it makes noise and shows a coffee cup on the dash) - may be Mercedes.
I hope it's not racist like the kinect!
now that is pretty cool.face recognition and 2 warnings 2 sec apart - electric shock through the steering wheel should jolt someone out from their stouper. shock makes you let go of the wheel letting assist take over until faculties are regained?
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2 IX's -sold and parts
2 325i 4 dr - sold
4 318is all white - sold and parts
1 87 325is red - parts
1 89 325i vert grey - parts
1 90 325is white - keepin
1 87 325i vert -red - keepin
latest addition 1 88-325is red - parts
latest addition 1 89-325i vert - white -fixin/sold
latest addition 1 92-318i vert - blue - parts
latest addition 1 87 325is blk - parts.

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Old 01-26-2012, 07:05 PM   #14
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now that is pretty cool.face recognition and 2 warnings 2 sec apart - electric shock through the steering wheel should jolt someone out from their stouper. shock makes you let go of the wheel letting assist take over until faculties are regained?
Now I think that's a bit much! they just need to put the windows down and turn the a/c on full blast in the winter and put all the windows up and blare the heat in the summer. That'll wake you up! (maybe not the heat...might make it worse. They'll have to rethink that one)
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