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BMW interested in creating vehicle technology controlled by smartwatch

BMW reportedly interested in developing vehicles so they can be controlled using a smartwatch
By: Michael Hatamoto | Technology in Vehicles News | Posted: Dec 21, 2014 11:50 pm

BMW and Tesla both want to create new in-vehicle technologies that can be controlled using smartwatches, with unique features available to auto buyers. The BMW i3 would allow drivers to essentially park a vehicle using a smartwatch, using a mobile app paired with the Remote Valet Parking Assistant feature in the BMW. The app is able to guide vehicles into a parking spot on its own.

 

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The BMW Remote Valet Parking Assistant uses active laser sensors that scan the immediate vicinity to verify the vehicle won't accidentally run into anything. However, there is a "possibility of entirely collision-free driving," indicating the system still isn't exactly full-proof.

 

Tesla's Model S already has built-in self-driving features so vehicles can park themselves, and incorporating these features in a smartwatch could prove extremely valuable.

NEWS SOURCES:Forbes.com, Dailycaller.com

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