Future BMW models will learn to “feel” the road

Future BMW models will learn to “feel” the road

September 19, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Special software will help them in this.

The BMW Group has entered into an agreement with the Israeli company Tactile Mobility to use software to analyze the road surface under the wheels of a car.

The Bavarians have entered into a partnership with Tactile Mobility from Haifa, Israel, which is considered the world’s leading provider of virtual tactile data processing software. Thanks to this, future BMW models will learn to “feel” the road, and with them the technology will also be received by other brands of the BMW Group, such as Mini and Rolls-Royce. Proprietary software Tactile Mobility will provide the ability to analyze the attributes of the road surface under the wheels in real time.

The software package uses a set of sensors to collect and analyze data on grip with the road surface, which will allow the stabilization system to adjust the suspension, control the distribution of traction to the wheels, monitor the braking efficiency and much more. “We are delighted to be partnering with BMW to equip their vehicles with touch and demonstrate the commercial viability of the technology,” – said Boaz Mizrahi, CTO of Tactile Mobility. The software will appear on new BMWs from 2021.