BMW has developed an intelligent assistance system for detecting the narrow roads, or better said the narrow paths. At press statement issued with the occasion of 25 years of activity of BMW Forschung und Technik GmbH, the Germans made public the launch of an assistance system for narrow sections of road: BMW Narrow Pass Assistant.
The vehicle is equipped with several sensors that detect if the road is getting narrow and if the remaining space is wide enough to pass safely the obstacle. The system confirms or not the distance that the driver estimates about an obstacle, ensuring that there is sufficient space on both lateral sides for the car to pass safely.
The system consists of a laser scanner mounted in the front spoiler, measuring the area in front of the car. In addition to the front scanner, the system is provided with four ultrasonic sensors that detect obstacles on the sides, such as railings or other vehicles involved in traffic.