We all know that the BMW7 Series is one of the most technologically advanced automobiles currently on the market. With such features like gesture control and autonomous parking, the 7 Series is the pinnacle of BMW technology. But there’s so much tech in the new 7er that it’s hard to keep track of it all. So it’s best to just limit yourself to learning a few of the important things. Here’s the top five.
1. Touchscreen Key Fob
The incredible touch screen key fob that comes with the7 Series can change climate control, check fuel or charge level and even set departure times to have the car nice and toasty or cool, depending on the weather, as you step into the car. But how it controls the autonomous parking is the best part. You simply press the “Remote Parking” button and the 7 Series will go and find a parking spot and line up with it.
2. Head Up Display
The HUD in the new 7 Series is offers a full graphical display on the windscreen directly in the driver’s vision. It’s a full color display and looks absolutely fantastic while showing important information within immediate view.
3. Gesture Control
The Gesture Control system in the new BMW 7 Series uses sensors above to monitor hand motions in front of the screen and can control certain functions with them. This can be useful when driving and you don’t want to take your eyes off of the road. Currently it can only control a couple of commands, like changing volume or answering a phone call, all things that can be done from the redundant steering wheel buttons without averting attention from the road.
4. Laser Headlights
These tiny little laser modules shoot their beams atan illumination structure which shines perfectly white light up to 600 meters ahead of the car, which is considerably further than even the average high-beam. These lights also require one third of the energy it takes to power a standard LED headlight and will last the life of the car. They’re quite remarkable and BMW is the first company to use laser lights on a fully mass production vehicle.
5. Carbon Core
The new BMW 7 Series chassis uses what BMW calls Carbon Core technology. Essentially, this means that the chassis of the new 7eris developed with extensive uses of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP), aluminumand lightweight high-strength steel. The CFRP is used sporadically throughoutthe chassis, where BMW could best utilize it and it can be seen from looking at the naked chassis. This Carbon Core chassis technology allows BMW to create a 7Series that is over 200 lbs lighter than its predecessor.
The new BMW 7 Series is one of the most interesting cars on the road, thanks to its incredible technology. It’s great looking, fun to drive and extremely luxurious, but it’s the 7 Series brain that counts most.So in a way, the BMW 7 Series is like a sexy librarian, it’s got both the looks and the smarts. What a catch.