Get wowed by the latest future car technology and next generation wares from automated/driverless cars, connected and electric cars, zero-emissions, flying cars, parking assistance and more. Here are just some of the brands showcasing tech at the show:
BMW 5 Series
A wealth of assistance systems are on hand in the new BMW 5 Series to offer the driver unbeatable support – not only at critical moments but also in less demanding situations at the wheel, such as traffic jams, slow-moving traffic and monotonous stretches of motorway. To this end, it is fitted as standard with a stereo camera, which teams up with optional radar and ultrasound sensors to monitor the area around the car. New features in the BMW 5 Series alongside the evasion aid and Crossing traffic warning are the Lane Change Assistant and Lane keeping assistant with active side collision protection. The latter keeps an eye on the lane markings and the area around the car, and actively helps the driver to avoid looming collisions by applying corrective steering inputs.The BMW 5 Series also takes another step towards automated driving with extended functions for the optional Active Cruise Control (ACC) system and Steering and lane control assistant. These include adoption of speed restrictions, which drivers can select as part of the Speed Limit Assist option. Drivers can confirm adoption of a speed restriction and make an adjustment of +/– 15 km/h / 9 mph in the system settings. From rest to 210 km/h (130 mph) the car assists the driver with distance-keeping, accelerating, braking and lane control. This increases comfort significantly – in particular at low speeds and in slow-moving traffic on clogged up motorway sections. The intelligent Auto Start Stop function now adjusts its responses to the route and traffic conditions and therefore offers even greater driving comfort.
BMW 7 Series
Remote Control Parking:
The new BMW 7 Series is the world’s first series-produced car that owners will be able to manoeuvre in or out of forward-parking spaces or garages without anyone at the wheel. As such, the Remote Control Parking option allows drivers to access tight parking spaces with ease. The driver initiates the car’s progress forwards into or in reverse out of a space using the likewise newly developed BMW Display Key. While the car is carrying out the semi-automated manoeuvre, the driver watches out for obstacles.
Innovative driver assistance systems enhance comfort and safety:
The Steering and lane control assistant, Lane keeping assistant with active side collision protection, Rear collision prevention and Crossing traffic warning functions have been added to the Driving Assistant Plus system. Meanwhile, the Traffic jam assistant – which involves semi-automated driving – can be used on any type of road. And the Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function now only requires drivers to press a button to incorporate speed restrictions detected by the Speed Limit Info function. The new generation of the Surround View system now also includes a 3D View and Panorama Side View option in the Control Display.
Toyota is another major manufacturer making noise in the electric vehicle space at the Show with the Mirai, the world's first mass-market hydrogen fuel-cell car (FCEV) that made a first appearance in the Middle East at the 2015 Dubai International Motor Show and one that is surely going to receive greater attention when it forms part of the brand’s display alongside other hybrid electric vehicles including the Prius and another that will be unveiled at this year’s show.
Lexus, the luxury automotive brand and the largest supplier of hybrid electric luxury vehicles in the UAE, will be showcasing its range of hybrid luxury cars while keeping the promise of “Experience Amazing”, as will be plenty of other household name marques that see electrification as a vital part of their futures.
Mercedes-Benz is bringing the future of mobility to the region at this year’s Dubai International Motor Show, with a stellar line-up of its latest models and future concepts” Mercedes-AMG GT Concept and Mercedes-AMG Project One
The diverse range of products on display will underscore the brand’s evolution from purely a car manufacturer to a mobility provider that extends intuitive and seamless services designed to enhance and ease all forms of mobility. At the heart of this evolution is the CASE strategy for future mobility. The strategy stands for the four pillars of Connected, Autonomous, Shared & Services and Electric Drive. Together, the pillars offer an array of seamless state-of-the-art software and hardware solutions that utilize cloud technologies and the Internet of Things to transform the lives of customers and how they connect, interact with, and use their car.
The new 2018 Range Rover Sport will make its debut in the Middle East at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show with its latest driver-assisted technology – the Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, described by its manufacturer as ‘your twin high-definition touchscreen digital butler’.
Inside the cabin the new Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, called ‘Blade’ by its developers, is the most advanced ever created by Jaguar Land Rover and is truly state-of-the-art. Two high-definition 10-inch touchscreens form the centrepiece of the minimalist cabin, blending a futuristic, elegant feel with an intuitive, engaging interface and unrivalled functionality.
Other highlights include:
Hyundai IONIQ Electric
Not just a better alternative. A better car.
Electric powered vehicles are brilliant. But Hyundai Ioniq takes things to a new level with thoughtful amenities, advanced safety features and ingenious design. Its comfort, convenience and responsiveness are proof that the future of electric mobility is brighter than ever.