INTELLIGENT HELPERS IN EVERY SITUATION.

BMW ConnectedDrive Driver Assistance systems in the BMW 1 Series 5-door.

Driving can be even more relaxing when intelligent assistance systems complete certain tasks for you. The Driving Assistant warns you of any upcoming risks. The Navigation system Professional knows its way around nearly everywhere. And with Speed Limit Info, you’re guaranteed a flash-free drive. These are just three of the many options that will boost the fun factor in the BMW 1 Series.[1]

DRIVING ASSISTANT.

The Driving Assistant package combines the camera-based systems Lane Departure Warning and approach control and person warning with light city braking function.
The Lane Departure Warning detects lane markings and alerts the driver to an unintentional lane change at speeds above approx. 70 km/h by means of vibrations in the steering wheel. The warning is not activated if the lane change is deliberate, that is, when the indicator has been activated.
Whereas the approach control warning with light city braking function detects vehicles, the person warning with light city braking function reacts to pedestrians. If a vehicle ahead brakes heavily, the BMW responds immediately when the approach control warning is activated. The system operates in steps. A warning symbol is first displayed, then the symbol begins flashing and an acoustic warning is emitted, and finally the brakes are lightly applied (when travelling at speeds under 60 km/h). The person warning operates at speeds between 10 and 60 km/h and emits a single-level warning in the event of acute danger. If the system warns of a potential collision, the brakes are simultaneously preconditioned for a faster response. In the event of an emergency, the system applies the brakes. This function can be limited by darkness and fog.

PARKING ASSISTANT.

The Parking assistant makes parking parallel and perpendicular to the road easier. Whether activated or not, the system measures potential spaces – even tight parallel parking spaces – while driving past at a low speed (below 35 km/h) and at a maximum distance of 1.5 m from the row of parked cars. When a large enough gap has been found, the driver simply turns on the indicator and the Parking assistant takes over the steering, while the driver continues to operate the accelerator, gears and brakes. The system also shows supplementary instructions in the Control Display and additional acoustic signals.
As the car slowly approaches an obstacle, the Parking assistant is automatically activated via the function "Auto PDC" (Automatic Park Distance Control). The system's enhanced functionality includes supporting the driver when parking in spaces that are perpendicular to the road. The PDC also emits a warning signal if the car becomes too close to obstacles on either side. So the driver can stay relaxed and enjoy greater safety while parking.

BACKUP CAMERA.

BACKUP CAMERA.

The backup camera allows the driver to view the area behind the car in the Control Display while manoeuvring and parking. The backup camera enhances visibility when reversing at speeds below 15 km/h, for example when parking.
The guidelines and coloured obstacle markings that appear in the Control Display show the driver if the selected parking spot is big enough to accommodate the car – which makes parking easier. When the steering wheel is at full lock, the system displays red turning circle lines and green guide lines that adapt to the steering wheel movements.
The backup camera is automatically deactivated after ten metres or when the speed exceeds 15 km/h. In conjunction with the trailer tow hitch, the rear view camera makes the approach when hooking up a trailer easier thanks to a practical zoom function.

HIGH-BEAM ASSISTANT.

HIGH-BEAM ASSISTANT.

The High-Beam Assistant relieves the driver at night by automatically activating the high-beam and low-beam headlights depending on the presence of oncoming traffic or vehicles in front. The lights are also automatically dimmed when street lighting is sufficient.
A camera located near the interior mirror detects the headlights of other vehicles at a distance of up to 1,000 metres. Rear lights of a vehicle ahead are detected at a distance of 500 metres. When the High-Beam Assistant is activated and an oncoming vehicle approaches or the rear lights of a vehicle in front are detected, the system automatically switches between high and low beam.