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BMW Debuts ‘Remote Parking’ Cars At 2015 Consumer Electronics Show [VIDEO]

Christian Datoc Audience Development Manager
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The 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show just kicked off in Las Vegas, Nev. on Tuesday morning, and the first offerings from the annual tech display did not fail to impress.

A particularly hot trend involves the implementation of next-generation technology into the auto-industry. (RELATED: Hyundai Drivers Will Start Their Cars With Watches In 2015)

Mercedes and Audi both demoed connectivity capabilities of future models that would allow drivers to control car features — such as cabin temperature, seat position and audio volume — via smart devices, BMW is implementing the “Internet of Things” to a previously unexplored area: remote parking.

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“Remote parking as well as gesture recognition for occupants using the multi-function center console screen are to us less revolutions and more natural advancements of the kind of tech we have always pursued,” said Hildegard Wortman, BMW’s head of product management.

Wortman declined to comment on which future models and when remote parking would be offered, but you can be sure that upon release, remote parking will mean no more tipping valets.

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