2017 BMW 5 Series To Feature Semi-Autonomous Driving Mode

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BMW has been teasing us with the upcoming 5 series for a while now. With the unveil around the corner, BMW has now revealed how clever the car will be.

Last month, reports suggested that the car will allow the owners to remotely have a look at the car through a smartphone app called "Remote View 3D" which will provide a bird's-eye view of the sedan. Now, BMW has teased us with the safety and assistance systems that will be featured on the new 5 Series.

Similar to the new generation 7 Series, the 5 series will now come with Steering and Lane Control Assistant which will act as a semi-autonomous driving system. It works by combining the cruise control and "stop & go" function to enable autonomous driving. In the 7 Series, the technology works smoothly at speeds of up to 210 km/h.

The next significant change on the car will be a Warning system that demonstrates its efficiency in case of a potential collision.

As shown in the video, BMW's new tech is able to detect the current-gen (F10) 5 Series pulling out from a street without using the turn signal. The safety systems warn the driver of the hazard and prepare the braking system to assist the driver in the event of an emergency braking.

The two new safety and assistance systems are just a few of the tech goodies the new 5 will have, with most of them borrowed from the 7 Series. The video also reveals an M Sport steering wheel featured on the new 5 series.

BMW is expecting to reveal the sedan in Detroit in January 2017 and it will be followed by the launch of 5 Series Touring.

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Story first published: Monday, September 19, 2016, 11:11 [IST]
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