Autonomous driving and braking, thought-provoking driving assistance systems or smart image recognition: different exhibitors reveal how new technology makes driving easier for us with live demonstrations at the outdoor PARCOURS. If you would like to experience the mobility of the future at hand, this is the right place for you. Take advantage of the outdoor PARCOURS until Sunday this week.
Bosch – How a biker’s life can be saved
With the iBooster, Bosch developed predictive emergency braking systems that protect pedestrians and cyclists. The Bosch iBooster initiates full braking in just 190 milliseconds at a speed up to 60 kph. According to Bosch accident research, 43% of accidents involving cars and cyclists could be avoided or at least reduced in severity if every car in Germany would be equipped with automatic emergency braking systems.
— BoschGlobal (@BoschGlobal) September 13, 2017
Continental – Taking the Hassle out of ParkingThe Trained Parking function makes frequently used routes and parking procedures more convenient. The first time the route is driven manually, the system generates a precise map of the surroundings from the sensor data and then stores it. Indeed, the vehicle is equipped with short-range radars and surround-view cameras but also LIDAR. The Trained Parking function not only relieves the driver from this tedious routine but also allows vehicles to park in tight spaces in parking garages stress-free.
Daimler – Test the “semi-automated” functions of the Mercedes Benz E-Class
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class comes with a new Drive Pilot Assistant including the “Active Emergency Stop Assist”. This technology automatically decelerates the car if it notices that the driver is no longer operating the steering wheel. Indeed, if you remove your hands from the wheel for more than 45-60 seconds, visual and audible alerts will sound. If you don’t place your hands on the wheel, the car will gradually bring itself to a full stop.
Volkswagen – e-Golf vs. Golf GTI
This week you will be able to test the speed of the Volkswagen e-Golf and Golf GTI.
The e-Golf comes new this year with a revised battery. Moreover the car now reaches 100 km in 9.6 seconds. On the other hand, the Golf GTI powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged Inline 4 engine that’s capable of producing 220 horsepower and can go from 0 – 97 km/h in only 6.2 seconds. Which one will be the fastest?
ZF – Car e-Wallet for secure and convenient in-vehicle payments
Last week ZF, IBM and UBS announced the launch of the first blockchain-based automotive platform for mobility services: the Car eWallet. Car eWallet is a digital assistant in the car that allows secure and convenient payment even “on the go”. Motorists will be able to securely pay for tolls, parking, carsharing and eBattery charging. With this collaboration, the three companies intend to transform how transactions and payments between vehicle and machine can be done efficiently and safely. Try it out!