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Jan 05

BMW – Self Driving Car

BMW Unveils Their Weirdest Car Yet – HoloActive Touch

At this year’s CES event, one of the hottest items is most definitely autonomous cars. BMW came to the event with a self-driving car of their own.

This new car is what BMW describes as “the latest chapter in a story that began with BMW iDrive.” This new car features the new HoloActive Touch technology, which uses the BMW Head-Up Display, BMW gesture control and new touchscreen functionality. This all results in a “free-floating virtual display which is projected in the area above the center console.” It all sounds a bit weird, but the video below by BMWBLOG perfectly demonstrates how it all works.

BMW HOLO ACTIVE - Detailing Scottsdale Az

Essentially, the car’s touchpad has free-floating projections that the user can “touch” in mid-air. When the system detects the driver’s fingers near the projections, it counts as a “tap” and haptic feedback is provided via ultrasound. If you listen in the video above, you can hear the ultrasound haptic feedback in action.

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Through this system, the driver will be able to pinpoint locations where they want the car to drive them. Once a destination is chosen, a few things can happen: the car will let you know if there are ride-share possibilities (people to pick up, like Uber) and, this is the neat one, it will let you chose a movie or show to watch during your trip that fits the length of the trip.

While this car is simply a concept car that will never reach the roads, it at least gives us amazing insight into the future tech that BMW is currently working on.

BMW Unveils Their Weirdest Car Yet, And It Drives Itself

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