10 Nov 22
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BMW, HERE partner to enable hands-free driving in North America

 BMW, HERE partner to enable hands-free driving in North America

The BMW Group is now using HERE Technologies – a location data and technology platform - to offer hands-free driving in its 7 series models throughout the United States and Canada.

By using HERE’s high-definition live map, the premium car maker enables SAE Level 2+ automated driving capabilities in the vehicles. 

With the support of vehicle tracking and real time traffic data collection, the platform enables cars to proactively adjust their behavior through predictive routing based on upcoming road characteristics. 

The automated functionalities will operate at a maximum speed of 80 mph (130 km/h) provided drivers remain focused and ready to take control. The technology will be offered in other models as driving capabilities increase across vehicles and roadways.

Photo: 2023 BMW 740i (courtesy of BMW)


 

Authored by: Daniel Bland