In a move that's set to redefine 'hands-off' luxury, BMW is rolling out its Level 3 automated driving system, dubbed 'BMW Personal Pilot L3', in the new 7 Series. It's like your chauffeur has a digital twin, and it’s ready to take over the wheel!
Driving Without Driving: The BMW Personal Pilot L3
Ever fancied editing emails or streaming the latest series while cruising down the autobahn? BMW's making this sci-fi dream a reality. With the Personal Pilot L3, the driver can literally check out from driving duties, letting the car handle the nitty-gritty of steering, braking, and keeping a safe distance from the car in front.
Night Vision: Automated Driving in the Dark
What's even cooler? This tech-savvy system doesn't need a nightlight. Thanks to BMW’s cutting-edge sensors, the 7 Series will navigate the dark all by itself – a first of its kind.
The Price of Futuristic Travel? 6,000 Euros
Exclusivity has a price, and in this case, it's 6,000 euros. But hey, can you really put a price on turning your car into a mobile office/lounge?
Level Up from Level 2: What’s the Big Deal?
Now, BMW already has Level 2 autonomy in its arsenal with the BMW Highway Assistant. But Level 3? That's a whole new ballgame. We're talking full relinquishing of driving responsibility under certain conditions. The Highway Assistant is like having a co-pilot, but the Personal Pilot L3 is like having an autopilot.
BMW’s Tech Symphony: Lidar, Cameras, and 5G
How does it all work? Imagine a symphony of tech – lidar, radar, ultrasonic sensors, and cameras, all conducted by a powerful software stack and connected through 5G. This ensemble makes the car aware of its surroundings, even more than some drivers (no offense!).
The Fine Print: Driver, Be Ready
But before you plan to snooze your way through traffic, remember, this isn't a free pass to never pay attention. The system requires the driver to be ready to take back control when needed. A little like having a safety net, but you still need to know how to walk the tightrope.
BMW’s Tech Ambition: Unmatched and Unrivalled
BMW's not just pushing the envelope; they're redesigning it. This leap into Level 3 autonomy in the 7 Series isn't just about adding a feature; it's about setting a new standard in automotive luxury and technology.
In a world where time is luxury, BMW's offering a slice of the future, today. And for those who can afford it, the new 7 Series isn’t just a car; it’s a mobile tech haven. Just remember, it's still a BMW at heart – so when you do decide to take the wheel, expect that familiar thrill of driving pleasure. The future's here, and it’s wearing a BMW badge.