Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW AG) modified its 2-Series Coupe and 6-Series Gran Coupe for racing and showcased it at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014, amazingly they have made a BMW drift by itself. Both cars are equipped with the autonomous driving technology. This includes a LIDAR remote sensing technology system, which includes ultrasonic sensors, cameras that are able to track the environment, and a 360-degree radar.
But wait, there’s more. These BMW cars also have electronic steering, braking, and throttle control.
The impressive BMW prototypes were tested in Germany, as you would expect. The cars can automatically accelerate, decelerate, change lanes, and overtake slower cars. When navigating a race track, the BMW M235i prototype will even take the ideal race line! And, as seen in the video, it can execute and sustain drifts by itself. You can watch a BMW drift itself below!
Now, if your no good a drifting yourself, you can impress your friends with the help of BMW’s clever technology.
Auto Express reports that the BMW M235i will have a Racing model available for drivers and motorsport teams. It will have a 3.0-litre in-line six cylinder engine, just like the regular BMW M235i, but it will have 328bhp, instead of 316bhp. It also has an anti-lock braking system, Dynamic Stability Control which ensures the stability of the vehicle when the wheels are turning, and traction control to guarantee the safety of its passengers.