Watch The BMW i3 Park Itself
This week at the Consumer Electronics Show there will be a number of genius innovations but watching the BMW i3 park itself with a smart watch might just be our favorite. Call us biased but this is pretty cool.
The highly innovative parking system will autonomously find a spot to park without anyone in the vehicle. The self-parking feature can be initiated from the BMW i app for Samsung Gear Smartwatch. The i3 looks for an open space by laser scanners, sometimes combined with the digital site plan of a building, for example a multi-storey car park.
The system recognizes the structural features of the car park and equally reliably steers round any obstacles that appear unexpectedly – such as incorrectly parked vehicles. Once the BMW i3 has arrived at the parking space, the vehicle locks itself and waits to be called by Smartwatch and voice command.
BMW says the technology is still years away from implementing in a series production.
You can read more at BMW Blog.