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BMW ConnectedDrive Driver Assistance systems in the BMW 7 Series.
Numerous innovative technologies support you during travel in a range of different ways, guaranteeing top-class comfort and safety. This means you can focus on what really matters − carefree driving pleasure.
NAVIGATION SYSTEM PROFESSIONAL INCL. TOUCH DISPLAY.
The Navigation system Professional features a sleek design and a superior range of services: it delivers a simple and easy-to-use navigation system that is seamlessly integrated into the BMW, incl. the iDrive operating concept with iDrive Touch Controller and Touch Display. The system comprises Voice control, radio BMW Professional with DVD drive, as well as 20 GB of memory for audio files. The built-in 10.25" LCD colour display with split screen function (main and supplementary windows) is designed for optimal readability and overview.
The operation allows for seamless switching between input options with the iDrive Touch Controller, whose touch-sensitive surface allows destinations to be entered into the navigation system easily using handwriting, via the display with touch screen function, via Gesture Control or Voice control, as well as by means of seven bookmarks.
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BMW HEAD-UP DISPLAY.
The full-colour BMW Head-Up Display projects all information relevant to the journey directly into the driver's field of vision, thereby allowing them to fully concentrate on driving. Data such as speed is displayed, along with navigation tips, telephone and entertainment lists, and information and warnings from the various driver assistance systems.
The icons projected onto the windscreen are displayed in a particularly high resolution and in full colour. The image's projection appears as if it were 2.3 m in front of the vehicle. This, in combination with optimal positioning, allows the information to be read quickly, conveniently and with minimal distraction.
The brightness of the projection automatically adjusts to suit the external light conditions, with different displays for day and night, and the height of the display can also be adjusted. Furthermore, the driver can also select which information to display in addition to the current speed and warnings from the driver assistance systems.
Three functions that work together perfectly – thanks to the Parking assistant, Remote Control Parking and Active Park Distance Control manoeuvring into a parking space with the BMW 7 Series is effortless. Even narrow garages are not a problem. Simply exit and park your BMW 7 Series by remote control and at the touch of a button using your BMW display key.
Remote Control Parking
The Remote Control Parking function allows the driver to conveniently hop out of the vehicle before parking it via remote control by moving it forward into, or reversing out of, a tight parking space or garage. The driver activates the remote-controlled parking function from outside the vehicle via the BMW display key.
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. 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.
The Parking assistant including linear guidance parks the vehicle completely automatically in parking spaces that are parallel or perpendicular to the street. Whether activated or not, the system measures potential spaces while driving past them at a low speed (below 35 km/h) and at a maximum distance of 1.5 m from the row of parked cars.
Once a sufficiently sized space has been found, the driver only has to turn on the indicator and the Parking assistant takes over the steering, as well as selecting the correct gear, accelerating and braking. The driver is only responsible for monitoring the parking process. The system also gives instructions in the Control Display and additional acoustic signals. The Parking assistant emits an audible signal when the parking process is over, and shifts gear into P.
When parking without Parking assistant, the Lateral parking aid uses additional sensors to monitor the areas to the sides of the car and represent obstacles on the Control Display. Active Park Distance Control (PDC) brakes automatically if a collision with an obstacle is imminent when backing into a space. So the driver can stay relaxed and enjoy greater safety while parking.
The 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.
SURROUND VIEW INCL. 3D VIEW, TOP VIEW AND PANORAMA VIEW.
Surround View includes the camera-based functions Rear view camera, Panorama View, Top View and 3D View. Cameras at the front and back of the exterior mirrors provide a 360° view around the vehicle.
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 on the front of the car captures the traffic situation in front of the vehicle. This enables early detection of oncoming traffic so that the driver can react appropriately. The Panorama View function is automatically deactivated when the car reaches 15 m/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.
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BMW NIGHT VISION WITH PERSON RECOGNITION.
BMW Night Vision with person recognition provides the driver with a range of vision that well exceeds the beam of light from the headlights, making it possible to identify people and large animals from a significant distance at night. They are also selectively illuminated by the Dynamic Marker Light function in the dazzle-free main headlight. An infrared camera mounted on the BMW kidney grille transmits images from the front of the vehicle onto the Control Display. This allows the driver to identify people and animals at a distance of up to about 300 metres.
While taking account of the vehicle speed and steering angle, the system also calculates whether the identified objects pose an actual risk. In the event of acute danger, a flashing red icon (animal or person) is displayed in the video image and in the BMW Head-Up Display. An acoustic alarm is also issued and the brakes are primed for optimum readiness.
This warning system is automatically activated when the vehicle is started. In the event of danger, the system therefore even emits a warning when the imaging display has not been activated. BMW Night Vision with person recognition is an innovation from BMW ConnectedDrive.