January 5, 2011
BMW’s Emergency Stop Assistant puts safety back on the road
A guardian angel, from the house of BMW! Yes, you heard that right. BMW’s new Emergency Stop Assistant will act like your very own angel every time you’re driving. Your assistant will come with the ability to sense any medical emergencies, take control of your vehicle, bring it to a standstill on the shoulder and even call the ambulance for you. Definitely more sophisticated that ‘Herby’, the system uses the help of cameras, radar and GPS the BMW to ascertain the conditions surrounding you, switch on the hazard lights, detect available exit options and maintain a clear lane of travel until it’s clear to slowly make a beeline for the shoulder, even over several lanes if necessary – all on its own.
I wonder if the assistant can detect emergencies including drunk driving? Now, that could do miracles on the highway!