Prototype Bimmer drives itself on the Autobahn [VIDEO]

BMW Highly Automated Prototype Car

BMW has designed a car capable of automated driving.

The prototype is fitted with a system which includes radar, cameras, laser scanners and ultrasonics to determine where it is and better understand its surroundings. The vehicle can also recognize speed limits and not exceed that speed. It can brake, accelerate and pass other automobiles while analyzing the traffic conditions.

BMW is still in the development phase, and we’re not sure how far to look into the future for mass production. However, the highly automated BMW 5 Series has logged 5000 km on the road already. Once the technology is proven effective, the German luxury car manufacturer may begin to commercialize it.

Click here to see the robo-car in action.