BMW's CES 2019 pavilion will have real and virtual test drives

© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc.

By Andrew Krok, Roadshow

When BMW comes to CES, it doesn't have a booth inside the Las Vegas Convention Centerit sets up shop in a giant outdoor pavilion, because it offers real-world vehicle demos alongside previews of its latest tech. As expected, the story stays the same for CES 2019.

© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc.
 
If you haven't yet seen BMW's Vision iNext concept in person, it'll be on display. Additionally, people will be able to take a "virtual" drive in the concept using VR goggles and a concept designed specifically for it. Folks will also be able to check out the various technologies inside, like the seat fabric that can change the radio volume. No, that's not a typo.

In a more real-world-friendly demonstration, people will also be able to check out BMW's new Intelligent Personal Assistant. It can respond to natural language commands, and even carry on a conversation with the driver. The assistant can also migrate from car to portable smart device, allowing owners to access the assistant away from the vehicle. BMW says this tech will hit its production vehicles starting in March.

© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc.

That's not all. BMW will also show off its riderless BMW R 1200 GS motorcycle. It's currently in use as a development platform for BMW Motorrad, which wants to figure out how autonomy can be used to improve maneuvering in future bikes. Having only ever seen riderless motorcycles on YouTube, I'm pretty excited to see one balancing and braking in real life.

Finally, there will be an off-road course for the new X7 SUV. Having just made its US auto show debut in Los Angeles, the X7 will haul itself to Las Vegas, where it will showcase its off-the-beaten-path prowess on a purpose-built course.

© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc.

© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc.

COMMENTS





Name

Accessories,1,Auto Insurance,1,Auto Show,13,Autos,566,Autos News,5,Barn Finds,1,Buying,1,Car Shows,1,Car Tech,1,Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles,1,Chicago Auto Show,1,Classic Cars,11,Consumer Electronics Show,1,Customs & Classics,1,Detroit Auto Show,1,Driving,1,Enthusiasts,27,Frankfurt Motor Show,1,Fuel Economy,1,Gearheads,1,Geneva Motor Show,1,Hot Rod Power Tour,1,Imports,1,Just For Fun,2,Los Angeles Auto Show,1,Maintenance,1,Motorcycles,17,Motorsports,1,Muscle Cars,1,Muscle Cars & Hot Rods,1,New Bikes,1,New Car Deals,1,New York Auto Show,1,News,47,Ownership,10,Paris Motor Show,1,Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance,1,Recalls,1,Research,9,Reviews,1,SEMA Show,1,Shanghai Auto Show,1,Sports and Exotics,1,Sports Cars,1,Supercars,1,Tech,1,Tokyo Motor Show,1,Trucks,1,
ltr
item
Autos - U.S. Daily News: BMW's CES 2019 pavilion will have real and virtual test drives
BMW's CES 2019 pavilion will have real and virtual test drives
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-d5evNK2PEzc/XCEDJZRdUoI/AAAAAAAAldg/x1gQROxdxk4KRTxKVqljqS3gvXoxuWd-QCLcBGAs/s1600/6.jpg
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-d5evNK2PEzc/XCEDJZRdUoI/AAAAAAAAldg/x1gQROxdxk4KRTxKVqljqS3gvXoxuWd-QCLcBGAs/s72-c/6.jpg
Autos - U.S. Daily News
https://autos.dailynews.us.com/2018/12/bmws-ces-2019-pavilion-will-have-real.html
https://autos.dailynews.us.com/
https://autos.dailynews.us.com/
https://autos.dailynews.us.com/2018/12/bmws-ces-2019-pavilion-will-have-real.html
true
7329154058020919259
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share. STEP 2: Click the link you shared to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy