BMW is bringing 'Level-3' driverless cars

BMW is bringing 'Level-3' driverless cars

Next year, 'Level-3' automatic (automated) driving facilities are going to be added to BMW cars. A limited number of vehicles will be able to avail this new facility. On Friday, the German car manufacturer BMW said that in March of next year, BMW-7 series cars will be equipped with 'Level-3' level automated driving facility. Advance form can be informed from December.

According to the Society of Automobile Engineers (SAE) automated driving standards, there are different levels from Level 0 to Level 5. By Level-3, almost driverless driving is available. However, it does not offer fully automated driving. So the driver has to be alert all the time. Sometimes the driver has to work to control the vehicle. Similarly, fully automated driving is available at Level-4 level. The driver does not have to worry about controlling the car except in certain situations. Level-5 is the highest level. At this stage it is possible to drive without a driver.

BMW's 7 Series will be available with Level-3 automated driving only in Germany. As a result, this facility will not be available in all BMWs of this series. In this new facility of BMW, the car will run at a speed of 60 km per hour. Can drive even in the dark. Besides, the driver will also have the opportunity to draft e-mails or make phone calls while driving. 5-G connection, precise GPS location, camera, ultrasonic sensor, radar, 3D lidar sensor will be required to use this facility.

Notably, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are the first to offer Level-3 automated driving in their vehicles commercially. Tesla uses Level-2 automated driving features. However, Elon Musk said that Tesla will soon add level-4 and level-5 automated driving facilities.

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