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BMW and M Power Owners

Discussion in 'Motors' started by panthro, 12 Apr 2012.

  1. Howard

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    How does this work exactly?!
     
  2. dLockers

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    Laser, magnets and witch craft.
     
  3. Basher

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    Midget. Boot. Gopro.

    It's an expensive option, as you can imagine.

    (Also, Cameras on the bottom of the door mirrors + front and rear bumpers)
     
  4. Havana_UK

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    Location: location, location

    Cameras in the door mirrors, sides of the front bumper and rear view camera plus some clever image processing
     
  5. SDK^

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    All cars with a 360 camera come supplied with a drone, which follows the car wherever you drive :D
     
  6. Basher

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    Literally what I told my wife on the Polestar. She believed it for a disturbing amount of time.
     
  7. SDK^

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    :) :)

    My Dad believed there was a satellite in space with a camera tracking my car :D
     
  8. mjt

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    The new parking cameras, etc. in latest BMWs are bloody impressive. Didn't stop my dad kerbing his nearside rear wheel within a week though...........

    Reversing assistant is awesome as well. Amazingly useful technology!
     
  9. jpaul

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    Are they useful for parallel parking, avoiding kerbing wheels ... and bollards.
    e: No then thanks
     
  10. mjt

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    If you turn them on and use them, they probably are :D
     
  11. Amos91

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    Yep, it does a fine job of parallel parking for me.
     
  12. Greebo

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    Well you do actually have to look at the image to avoid hitting things.

    Only expensive on BMWs because they bundle it in a pack along with other things. Standard on lots of rival cars higher specced models and available on its own in other countries on the bmw its only a £530 option.
     
  13. XeNoN89

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    Yep. I love the birds eye view on my 4 series. Can line it up nice and close to the kerb without touching it
     
  14. Basher

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    It was more a reference to having to keep the midget watered/fed in order to keep it working.
     
  15. jpaul

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    well - there are some tight Parking roads in Cambridge - my nemesis - if you are not with 4 inches here you could get side-swiped, you practically need a camera on the wheel arch, nice bit of dipped gutter too.
     
  16. Greebo

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    Although it is indeed an expensive option, it think its in the tech pro pack costing £3k.
     
  17. theone8181

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    You're doing it the wrong way, you only feed them when they work:cry:.
     
  18. jpaul

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    So in practise doesn't appear the midgets help you see the rear wheels location for reverse parking against a kerb, or visualizing the kerb,
    but carwash option/view helps see front wheels for manouvering forward https://x3.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1588367

    - so seems a bit gimmicky unless it's a body shape with poor visibility via windows/mirrors. my options list
     
  19. Clarkey

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    The 360 cam is absolutely amazing tech, really is a quantum leap when it comes to parking. I'd never want to go back now.
     
  20. ShivP

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    What's the max one should think about spending on a 440i at the moment? Coupe, ideally a facelift?
    Given current market etc, I'm obviously happy spending over the odds but there's still a limit right :D