BMW has introduced at 2015 CES a special i3 concept featuring self-parking and collision avoidance systems.

BMW has introduced at 2015 CES a special i3 concept featuring self-parking and collision avoidance systems.

The M4 Concept Iconic Lights isn't the only product revealed by BMW at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas as they are also displaying an i3 concept which can park itself. It does this with help from on-board laser scanners and the information obtained is then integrated with the digital plan of a car park. After finding an empty spot, the BMW i3 will drive itself to the vacant space and park.

When the driver wants to leave, he can use a voice command directed at a smartwatch to "call" the car which will return on its own to the car park exit. It's all possible thanks to the fully automated Remote Valet Parking Assistant which works with a 360-degree collision avoidance system to detect incorrectly park vehicles & other objects and when this happens, the car will automatically steer around them.

The car can detect obstacles thanks to four laser scanners monitoring the surrounding of the vehicle and when a potential collision situation occurs, the driver is alerted through an audio signal. If the car is approaching a pillar or a wall too fast, it will brake on its own to avoid a crash.

More details are available in the attached press release.

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