BMW Demonstrates the i3’s Self-Parking and Collision Avoidance Systems

BMW has really been on a roll lately, showing the world a multitude of new technologies at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. These include an i3 concept featuring self-parking and a very complex collision avoidance system.

This little i3 can do a lot more than just park itself. You don’t even need to be inside, as you can step out and command the car through a smartwatch. The system itself is called the Remote Valet Parking Assistant and it works with a 360-degree collision avoidance system in order to detect incorrectly parked vehicles and any other objects that might represent a threat to your paint job.

As the sensors detect the obstacles, the i3 will carefully steer around them and even brake itself if the driver doesn’t respond to the audio alert signal. This i3 concept can detect its surroundings with the help of four laser scanners, making it a lot harder if not impossible for you to literally have an ‘accident’ while parking or maneuvering the car in tight spaces.

The coolest part though has to be the voice command system on the smartwatch. You can call the car and simply tell it what to do, as if you were in a Bond film.

Photo Gallery


Trump Declares Auto And Part Imports National Security Threat, Appears To Seek Quotas

President Trump is seeking to reduce automotive imports from Japan and the European Union.

GM’s New Electrical Architecture Handles Up To 4.5 Terabytes Of Data Every Hour

The new electrical architecture debuted on the Cadillac CT5 and will be used on most GM vehicles by 2023.

Piech Allegedly Planning Electric Four-Seater And SUV Models

Piech will base all of its electric models around a common architecture.

The 2020 Lincoln Corsair Configurator Is Live Allowing You To Load It Up To $60,000

The online configurator reveals a starting price of $35,945 for Lincoln’s new Corsair.

Watch Motorcyclist Try To Keep Up With New Ferrari Hybrid Hypercar Prototype

With a 1,000 PS hybrid powertrain, the Ferrari hypercar will be unveiled on May 31.

Get A Good Look At The New BMW X2 M35i In This Mega Gallery

The BMW X2 M35i is powered by a 2.0-liter TwinPower turbo four-cylinder engine with 302 hp.

Recent Tesla Fires Could Hurt EV Sales, Analysts Suggest

Tesla recently issued an over-the-air update following three cases of Model S vehicles catching fire.

Limited Production Bentley Bentayga Bengala Is Something Out Of A Doomsday Film

The Bentley Bentayga tuned by Bengala includes a number of off-road focused parts.

Audi Q7 Splits In Two After Crashing Into Pole, Driver Runs Away

The Audi Q7 reportedly slammed into a lamp post and was utterly destroyed.

Clarkson, Hammond Or May: Who’s The Best Driver? Abbie Eaton Answers

The Grand Tour’s professional racing driver has also revealed the best and worst car she’s driven during the show.