BMW Kicks Self-Driving Cars Up a Notch
Autocar.co.uk notes that BMW’s latest trick is part of its intentions to make selected future models fully autonomous by the end of the decade. The video above — from BMW’s official YouTube channel — shows the car deftly maneuvering around an obstacle course of traffic cones before pulling a clean drifting movement as the camera fades out.
The hands-free service comes courtesy of a fancy, intricate computer and GPS system, one akin to that found in the latest guided-missile systems, AutoCar reports. Virtually no driving-related tasks are left to the driver: the accelerator control, brakes, and steering are all handled by the new system.