The Verge Attempts To Crash A BMW i3 But Fails (w/videos)

JAN 11 2015 BY MARK KANE 8

BMW i3 - Vehicle automation, 360-degree collision avoidance

BMW i3 – Vehicle automation, 360-degree collision avoidance

BMW, at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, presented i3 prototypes with 360-degree collision avoidance and fully automated parking in multi-story car parks.

The Verge, like other media outlets, tried to crash those cars but failed even when being outside of the vehicle, controlling the i3 via Samsung’s Gear S smartwatch.

No matter how hard you try to go forward or backward into an obstacle, the car will “beep” and stop.

Additionally, that car can find a space and park itself and then be summoned.

Everything works just fine, at least at low speeds. Probably a few more years will be needed to launch similar systems on the market.

BMW i3 - Vehicle automation, fully automated parking in multistorey car parks

BMW i3 – Vehicle automation, fully automated parking in multi-story car parks

BMW i3 - Vehicle automation, fully automated parking in multistorey car parks

BMW i3 – Vehicle automation, fully automated parking in multi-story car parks

BMW i3 - Vehicle automation, fully automated parking in multistorey car parks

BMW i3 – Vehicle automation, fully automated parking in multi-story car parks

Source: The Verge

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8 Comments on "The Verge Attempts To Crash A BMW i3 But Fails (w/videos)"

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Raymondjram

The Verge would not dare to really crash a BMW i3 because those composite panels will cost a fortune to replace!

sven

Nobody feed this troll.

Mike

I am sure the Society of Professional Valets is stronglu opposed to this technology. Maybe the same group of goveners that banned Tesla sales will also ban self parking to protect the Valet industry.

Stephen

It’s the bus and taxi drivers that should be really worried. Autonomous technology is going to totally upend the bus and taxi industries.

Grumpy

I think one of the real advantages of the technology is to increase parking density. Bet you can get 30% higher parking density because you don’t need to be able to open the doors. A huge benefit in metropoltin areas where space to park cars is very limited.

Kosh

Why couldn’t they use REAL obstacles instead of cardboard boxes wrapped in paper?

Indicates a lack of confidence…..

Warren M

Amazing they dont have huge sensors visible like some of the other prototypes.

Mart

Hey Chris, you can’t “slam on the gas, see what happens”. LOL