Saturday, September 6, 2014

How BMW i3 Active Criuse Control (ACC) Works - Through Google Glass!

I was commuting in my BMW i3 the other day and thought Id' try to share the experience of driving with Active Cruise Control (ACC) on. This is the "tractor beam" like feature in the car that allow you to turn over the acceleration and deceleration to the computer in the car. All of these videos were recorded live with Google Glass on the 101 North. 

The images are a bit hard to read on the i3 displays, but hopefully they give you a feel for what it is like. After I learned to trust it a bit, it is a liberating and actually safer way to drive, especially in stop and go traffic. While these three videos only represent 6 or 7 minutes, I used it in heavy stop and go for over an hour with no incident. I hope you enjoy!

BMW i3 Active Cruise Control (ACC) Demo #1


BMW i3 Active Cruise Control (ACC) Demo #2


BMW i3 Active Cruise Control (ACC) Demo #3