Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – BMW has announced the updated 2022 BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle (sport utility vehicle – SUV) and 2022 BMW X4 Sports Activity Coupe (swoopy version of an SUV) with what BMW is calling “meaningful enhancements in exterior design, drivetrain, infotainment, advanced driver assistance systems and available equipment and features. The 6-cylinder X3 M40i and X4 M40i models also gain the benefits of a 48-volt mild-hybrid system.”
Focusing on the advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), these models feature an expanded range of ADAS to enhance both comfort and safety. An updated Driving Assistant Professional package offers the driver comfortable relief and increased safety in driving situations where there is a conscious desire for assistance.
The optional Parking Assistance package now also includes Traffic Jam assist for limited access highways and Back-Up assistant, which helps retrace your way in tight or challenging situations.
The new BMW X3 and X4’s numerous driver assistance systems process camera images and data collected by ultrasonic and radar sensors. Standard systems include cruise control with braking function, as well as front collision warning with braking function for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists, Lane Departure warning and Active Blind Spot detection.
Optional Driving Assistant Professional
The Driving Assistance Professional package includes Active Driving Assistant which combines Active cruise control with Stop & Go-function and Active Lane Keeping assist with side collision avoidance. This radar-based system keeps you in your recognized lane and keeps your preselected distance from the vehicle ahead with autonomous braking, if needed. Also included in the package are front-cross-cross traffic alert, Active Lane Keeping Assist with side collision avoidance and Evasion Aid.
Active Lane Keeping assist helps the driver keep to the center of the lane by means of corrective steering interventions and now also works in narrower roads.
For this purpose, it now recognizes necessary lane changes ahead as part of active navigation guidance and supports the driver in keeping to the route calculated by the navigation system when on multi-lane roads. When approaching a junction or exit, a display in the instrument cluster indicates the need for a lane change, which the driver can then carry out using the lane change assistant.
The 3D environment visualization Assisted View in the instrument cluster provides an overview of which assistance systems are activated and what functions they offer. In a three-dimensional representation of the vehicle and its surroundings, passenger cars, trucks and motorcycles detected by cameras and sensors are shown on the lane currently being used as well as on any neighbouring lanes.
Vehicles moving within a critical distance are highlighted. Graphic symbols indicate driving maneuvers that can be initiated in the given situation using the assistance systems available.
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