BMW said that the flagship vehicle will receive its active driver-assist technology when it unveiled the new 7 Series back in April. In addition, the 7er will have a brand-new Level 2+ hands-free driving system.
Additionally, BMW has provided more information regarding the new technology, even though we had tried the Level 2+ system in our 7 Series prototype test drive before the worldwide debut and found it to be fairly user-friendly. In a press statement, BMW stated that the technology will use Here HD Live Map, the firm’s high-definition map.
According to BMW, using the Here HD Live Map will enable hands-free driving in the US and Canada. One of the first businesses in the world to offer high-definition maps for Level 2+ automatic driving in mass-produced cars is this one.
Notably, the new 2023 BMW 7 Series is rumored to be the first car to provide SAE Level 2+ automatic driving in the US and Canada at top speeds of 85 mph (137 kph).
What’s new about this HD live map? In order for the car to know exactly where it is on the road and what road characteristics are ahead, it appears that the map offers rich, incredibly accurate, and brand-new layers of data. It functions with the sensors from the 7 Series as a backup source of information.
Additionally, this enables the 7 Series to employ Predictive Routing, a cloud-based routing feature that predicts more individualized routes based on user driving habits. Additionally, it utilizes Here’s Real Time Traffic in 70 nations.
As the technology spreads, BMW stated that other Bimmers will have the Level 2+ hands-free driving system.
In the United States, the new 7 Series will begin receiving its initial customer deliveries in November of this year.