[CES 2014] When it comes to self-driving cars, the technology in that particular department has grown by leaps and bounds over the years. BMW, the company that churns out the “ultimate driving machine” for many years now, has showcased their very own self-driving car which is capable of performing a “drift” around bends as well as slalom between cones. This is an important development, since to drift is not an easy thing to do even for an experienced driver. The self-driving cars from BMW happen to come in the form of the modified 2-Series Coupe and 6-Series Gran Coupe, where they can move fast enough to hurtle round a racetrack while take full control a power slide – all in an automatic manner without the need for any kind of driver intervention.
Magic is not used here, but rather, good old fashioned technology, where we will find the incorporation of a 360-degree radar, ultrasonic sensors and cameras, allowing the cars to sense and adapt to their surroundings. If you are interested to see such autonomous driving technology, you might want to drop by CES 2014 and check it out. They aren’t the only ones to experiment with such technology, as Japan’s Toyota has also been showcasing their very own autonomous car on the CES showfloor.