BMW ConnectedDrive Driver Assistance systems in the BMW X3.

Whatever you’re planning, the BMW X3 is always available to help. A range of innovative technologies on board support you in a variety of ways during the journey, delivering convenience, comfort and safety. All of which leaves you to enjoy the most important thing – pure driving pleasure.

Drive Assist.

The Drive Assist feature combines the camera-based Lane Departure Warning and Approach and Pedestrian Warning systems with City Brake Activation. The Lane Departure Warning detects lane markings and alerts the driver to an unintentional lane change at speeds above approximately 43 mph through vibrations in the steering wheel. The warning is not activated if the lane change is deliberate, when the indicator has been activated.
Whereas the Approach Warning with City Brake Activation detects vehicles, the Pedestrian Warning with City Brake Activation reacts to pedestrians. When there is a risk of collision, the Approach Warning triggers a two-stage warning – a symbol in the instrument cluster lights up, followed by an acoustic alarm. The Pedestrian Warning triggers a single-stage warning in the event of an acute risk of collision. If the system warns of a potential collision, the brakes are simultaneously preconditioned for a faster response. In the event of an emergency, the system applies the brakes.
  • The Drive Assist Plus feature (only available with Steptronic transmission) includes not only Approach Warning and Lane Departure Warning, but also Active Cruise Control with Stop and Go function. This provides assistance when driving on motorways in both congested and normal traffic situations. This option is only available in conjunction with the Professional Navigation System. The Approach Warning responds in stages. Depending on whether a vehicle ahead brakes suddenly or a stationary object is detected, the reaction ranges from a visual signal to active braking and even a complete standstill. Should the car begin to change lanes unintentionally, the Lane Departure Warning quickly provides a warning through vibrations in the steering wheel.
    The Active Cruise Control maintains a constant selected speed between 18 mph and 130 mph or automatically adjusts to conform with the cars driving in front if the distance control is activated. In dense traffic, the Stop and Go function even controls speed down to a standstill, accelerating again when the accelerator is pressed.

Professional Navigation System.

Professional Navigation System.

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The Professional Navigation System features a sleek design and a superior range of services. It delivers a simple and easy-to-use navigation system that is seamlessly integrated into the BMW, with iDrive operating concept and iDrive Touch Controller included. The system comprises the hands-free kit with USB interface and voice control and the Radio BMW Professional with DVD drive, as well as 20 GB memory for audio files. It also facilitates the use of Real Time Traffic Information (only in conjunction with ConnectedDrive Services). The built-in 8.8-inch LCD colour display with split screen function (main and supplementary screen) is designed for optimal readability and overview.
  • The iDrive Touch Controller features a touch-sensitive surface, allowing the driver to easily enter handwritten destination addresses for the navigation system. Alternatively, the system can be operated via direct menu control buttons, the eight functional bookmarks or voice control. Thanks to the three-dimensional map display that makes use of satellite images as a map background – with photo-realistic depictions of selected sights – navigation becomes a rich visual experience.

Camera systems.

Thanks to the optional camera systems, every parking space becomes simple to navigate. This is because with Surround View and the Rear View camera you can always see the entire area around the vehicle. In addition, Park Distance Control (PDC) at the front and rear gives visual and acoustic signals so that you can park easily and safely.
  • The Reversing Assist camera allows the driver to see the area behind the car in the Control Display while manoeuvring or parking, enhancing visibility when reversing at speeds below 12 mph. Interactive lines indicate whether the chosen parking space is big enough for the car and provide assistance during parking by marking areas in colour on the Control Display. In conjunction with the trailer tow hitch, the Reversing Assist camera makes hooking up a trailer easier with a practical zoom function.
  • The Surround View system provides a 360° panorama view around the vehicle with help from cameras in the exterior mirrors, a wide-angle camera in front and the Rear View camera. The system assists the driver during parking or manoeuvring in tight situations or when navigating in areas with limited visibility.
    Surround View includes the Reversing Assist camera with Top View and Side View. Top View displays the areas on the side of the car for more convenient manoeuvring. Side View's wide-angle camera between the double kidney grilles on the front and the Reversing Assist camera allow for a panorama view of the front and back of the vehicle. The Cross Traffic Assistant assists the driver by first displaying yellow beams on the side edges of the image as well as a yellow warning triangle in the presence of crossing traffic. The Side View function is automatically deactivated when the car reaches 9 mph.
    The driver can then choose to activate the Rear View camera, Top View or Panorama Side View. The system is activated when the car is put into reverse or at other predetermined activation points, with the image showing on the Control Display.

Park Assist.

The Park Assist makes parallel parking easier. When the system is activated and the car is driving slowly (below 21 mph), it will measure any parking gaps the car passes. When a large enough gap has been found, the driver simply switches on the turn indicator and the Park Assistant will do the steering, while the driver continues to operate the accelerator, gears and brakes. The system also emits acoustic signals and gives instructions in the Control Display.
Not available with the optional equipment 2VX 20-inch light alloy wheels 310M.

Glare-free High-beam Assistant.

With Glare-free High-Beam Assistant (only available with Adaptive LED Headlights or Adaptive Headlights), night driving is safer and more comfortable. It provides excellent visibility in the dark without dazzling other drivers. The system detects other road-users and selectively excludes them from the high-beam headlight distribution. Beam ranges of over 400 metres ensure early detection of risks and improved directional tracking.