BMW to introduce on-board precipitation radar

BMW has announced that their ConnectedDrive will get a new feature, an on-board precipitation radar which will show current precipitation for any location. The system is available only in Germany for now and it will show the geographical distribution of rain, hail or snow, updated every 15 minutes. The BMW ConnectedDrive already has a weather forecast feature, the difference being that the precipitation radar offers high-resolution graphics giving information on current and forecast weather conditions at the present location and at the destination. Starting with July 2009, BMW drivers will also have access to a “Precipitation Pattern” which provides animated representation of cloud movements over the last 90 minutes.

[Source: BMW (Via BMW Blog and Carscoop) ]

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  • intensive driving says:

    Whilst obviously a great gadget to have I’m not sure it’s going to have a profound impact on road safety!

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