Last week I had an opportunity to drive a vehicle that belongs to a friend. I normally don’t drive. I own a driving licence. Nonetheless, I don’t even have my own car. I simply didn’t find that funny or worth. I always rather considered this as a duty, not as something that can bring also a joy. A short time ago, just after mentioned ride, I completely changed my mind! At this moment, I think that this could become an unforgetable experience. I probably changed my mind thanks to the two gadgets I was using during driving.
Firstly, the vehivle was equipped with bmw combox. You have no idea what it is? Don’t be upset. A while ago I hadn’t known about that too. However, it is something so awesome that it is good to be knw it exists. I would try to present it by the analogy. Have you flied 1 of that very modern plane? In this kind of planes, each person has a screen on which he or she can choose the music, play a game or watch favoured movie. And a combox looked quite similar. On its screen I can choose between various multimedia and radio. I was able also use a navigation option. It’s possible to even use the internet. Couuld you imagine this? It was like a laptop installed right on the front of a vehicle! You may probably think that I exaggerate. I want make it certain that I don’t. I can even connect this combox with an external devices. It can be done directly or via a Bluetooth! This is very impressive, isn’t it?
Furthermore, I was showed how to use the parking assistance with bmw surround view system. Thanks to that, surround view camera I was able to look at the as from bird’s-eye view. I was able to see the area as well as possible obstacles not only before my vehicle, but also behind it as well as on both sides. Right after I have activated this function, a system marked all items around my car. I could obviously see all of this on the screen. This program even inform me when I should have turned on the turn-signal! Later, the information appeared on a screen. It said that I should use now reverse gear as well as take off hands from a steering wheel When I executed this command, a steering wheel staaarted to spin itself! It was amazing. Nevertheless, we still need to remember that it is not more than a machine. We still have to double-check that there are no pedestrians around a vehicle.