New BMW 5 Series with self-driving technology wins coveted Car of the Year award

Mail Online | 1/11/2017 | Ray Massey for the Daily Mail
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A new hi-tech BMW that can drive itself has been crowned ‘Car of the Year’ in the motor industry’s version of the Oscars.

The hands-free BMW 5 Series, which has self-driving features that allow it to drive autonomously for short distances, took the top spot in the What Car? 2017 awards at London’s Park Lane on Wednesday.

Details - Seventh-generation - BMW - 5-series - Executive

We revealed the hi-tech details of the new seventh-generation BMW 5-series executive saloon last October ahead of its road test.

Drivers of the new BMW can take their hands off the wheel for up to 30 seconds, with the car steering itself at speeds of up to 130mph before urging the driver to take control again.

BMW - Insist - Safety - Aid - Driver

BMW insist this is a safety aid to help the driver who may be distracted.

A BMW spokesman said: 'This is a safety system designed to help drivers who may be momentarily distracted by children messing around in the back of the car, it’s not to encourage motorists to take their hands off the wheel to send texts.'

Government - Trials - Driving - Britain

The Government is backing trials for autonomous driving in Britain.

The BMW will also brake by itself if there’s a slower car in front.

Speeds - Car - Vehicles - Front - Driver

At speeds of between 44mph and 112mph, the car can even overtake other vehicles in front without the driver ever touching the steering wheel.

To do this, all the driver has to do is hold the indicator down for an extended period.

Gesture - Control - Driver - Functions - Volume

Gesture control allows the driver to control certain functions, such as turning the volume up or down, changing radio channels or getting rid of unwanted phone calls with the 'wave of a hand'.

Cameras read and display the speed limit on the dashboard and head up display and can limit the speed of the car accordingly.

£36 - BMW - Version - Brake - Horse-power

Priced from £36,025, BMW's 520d version develops 190 brake horse-power, has CO2 emissions of...
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