Autonomous cars are hardly a new idea with Mercedes, BMW and even Google demonstrating their potential for the future of the commuter. However what about an autonomous car that can put Chris Harris out of business? Auto Week USA have posted a video from the 2014 International CES where BMW’s M235i, fitted with their latest autonomous driving technology, is able drift itself independent of driver input.
So what does this mean for presenters of automotive shows who are more famous for their ability to drift within their lane than for their prowess on a keyboard? And what will Mad Mike do when his sport is over run by robots?
In reality, I would hardly think either needs to freet for their livelihood. What it does however demonstrate is where the direction of automotive safety is likely to be in a couple of years time. Imagine you are on an icy road and loose the back end completely. Well your BMW could have the ability to take over and manage the drift preventing both loss of life and a hefty panel beating bill.
Regardless of its intended use, there is no denying how impressive the GPS based technology, that BMW are employing, is.