Nowadays I know that driving a car can be fun if you have new technology!

Last week I had a chance to drive a vehicle of my cousin. I never drive. I have a driving licence. However, I don’t even posses a vehicle. I just didn’t find it funny or worth. I often rather thought of this as some kind of duty, not as a thing that could give also a pleasure. A short time ago, just after riding this car, I totally changed my mind! At this moment, I am sure that this can become an unforgetable experience. I presumably changed my opinion thanks to the 2 things I was using during driving.

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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. Before that ride I hadn’t heard about this neither. However, it is something so amazing that it is useful to be aware it exists. I will try to present it by the analogy. Have you flied 1 of that very modernized plane? In this type of planes, every person has a screen on which they could choose the music, play a game and even watch favoured series. And a combox looked very similar. On the screen I could choose between various multimedia as well as radio. I was able also use a navigation option. It’s possible to even browse on the internet. Couuld you imagine that? This was like a computer installed just on the front of the vehicle! You might possibly think that I lie. I would like to make it certain that I don’t. I could even connect that combox with an external devices. Either directly or through a Bluetooth! That is very impressive, isn’t it?

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Autor: Alexander Nie
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What’s more, I was showed how to make a use of the parking assistance with bmw surround view system. Thanks to such, surround view camera I could see the as from bird’s-eye view. I was able to see the space as well as possible barriers not only before my car, but also behind it as well as on both sides. When I have started the function, the system marked all items around my car. I could obviously watch all of this on a screen. That function even inform me when I should have turned on a turn-signal! After that, the info appeared on a screen. It said that I need to use now reverse gear as well as take off hands from the steering wheel When I executed this command, the steering wheel staaarted to go around itself! It was amazing. Nevertheless, we still need tokeep in mind that it is just a machine. We still need to double-check that there are no passerbies around the car.