The BMW 7 Series with remote control parking now available in SA

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BMW South Africa today revealed the BMW 7 Series with the Remote Control Parking system. By Staff Writer

The BMW 7 Series is the world’s first series-produced car that enables owners to manoeuvre in or out of forward-parking spaces or garages without anyone at the wheel.

As such, the Remote Control Parking option allows drivers to access tight parking spaces with ease. The driver initiates the car’s progress forward into or in reverse out of a space using the BMW Display Key. While the car is carrying out the semi-automated manoeuvre, the driver watches out for obstacles.

Launched in South Africa in January 2016, the new BMW 7 Series has redefined what an exclusive, luxurious driving experience looks like in contemporary, pioneering form.

Ground-breaking technologies in the areas of lightweight design, powertrains, chassis, operating systems, intelligent connectivity and interior ambience underline its mission to bring together unbeatable driving pleasure and long-distance comfort in a luxury sedan.

Intuitive operation with touch display and BMW gesture control.

In the new BMW 7 Series the iDrive operating system’s monitor comes in touch display form for the first time. This means customers will also be able to operate the system in the same way as modern electronic devices. In addition to using the Controller to control the system in familiar style, its functions can also be selected and activated by touching the screen’s surface.

Another new addition to the iDrive system’s functionality is BMW gesture control, which is being introduced for the first time. Hand movements detected by a 3D sensor control infotainment functions in an extremely intuitive and user-friendly fashion.

The gestures can be used for a number of functions, including controlling the volume in audio applications and accepting or rejecting incoming telephone calls.

There is also the option of pairing a specific gesture with an individual choice of function. Also joining the fray is a new smartphone holder integrated into the centre console, which allows wireless, inductive charging for mobile phones for the first time in a car.

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