BMW Group has unveiled a new M235i prototype vehicle for highly automated driving. Or, in other words, advanced control technology to demonstrate maximum safety up to the car’s dynamic limit while drifting around a track. It also highlights the effectiveness of a new generation of control systems that actively intervene in the direction-changing decision-making process to ensure the electronically controlled steering works in perfect harmony with the brakes and accelerator. Continue reading for a video and more information.
“In this trailer for the upcoming ‘Drift Challenge,’ the company shows off the world’s first self-drifting vehicle as it takes on an actual human driver. And not just any human driver, a drift champion. It’s the ultimate contest of man vs machine. Now before you get too riled up about Bimmer taking away the fun of driving, it’s important to note that this video was released to showcase the computer’s ability to not only recognize changing traction conditions, but also be able to adapt to them – not to take away the fun of actually drifting. Welcome to the future,” reports Hi Consumption.