Now I know that driving a car may be fun if you use new technology!

By | 9 July 2021
Last Tuesday I have had a chance to drive a car of a friend. I normally don’t drive. I have a driving licence. Nevertheless, I have never purchased a car. I simply didn’t find that funny or worth. I always rather considered it as some kind of duty, not as a thing which could give also a joy. Recently, just after that ride, I completely changed my opinion! At this moment, I am sure that it can become an amazing experience. I probably changed my mind thanks to the 2 gadgets I was using while a drive.

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Autor: Robert Anders
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First of all, the vehivle was equipped with bmw combox. You don’t know what it is? Don’t worry. A while ago I hadn’t known about this neither. Nevertheless,this is something so great that it is useful to be aware such thing exists. I will try to present it by the analogy. Have you flied one of this very modern plane? In this kind of planes, each person has its own screen on which he or she could listen to the music, play some game or watch favourite movie. So the combox is something very similar. On the screen I could choose between various multimedia and radio. I can also choose a navigation option. It’s possible to even browse on the internet. Can you imagine that? It was like a computer installed just on the front of the car! You may presumably think that I lie. I would like to assure you that I don’t. I can even connect this combox with the external devices. It can be done directly or through a Bluetooth! That is very impressive, isn’t it?

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Autor: Alexander Nie
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Moreover, I was showed how to use the parking assistance with bmw surround view system. As a result of having, surround view camera I could see a as from bird’s-eye view. I could see the space and possible obstacles not just in front of my car, but also in the back as well as on both sides. Right after I have activated this function, the system marked all items right next to my car. I could surely watch all of that on the screen. This function even inform me when I should have turned on a turn-signal! Later on, the information appeared on a screen. It said that I should engage reverse gear and remove hands from the steering wheel When I did as it had said, the steering wheel staaarted to go around itself! That was amazing. Nonetheless, we still need to remember that it is not more than a machine. We still should make sure that there are no pedestrians behind a vehicle.