The Active Protection safety package forms part of BMW ConnectedDrive. This system is activated shortly after the vehicle sets off and has reached a speed above 18 km/h.
If a critical driving situation (pre-crash situation) arises, the front seat belts are tightened and the side windows and sunroof (if fitted) are closed. Active Protection detects the threat of a collision via the front camera or front radar, triggered by an emergency stop or by your vehicle showing strong signs of understeering or oversteering.
If a crash is unavoidable, the system applies the brakes automatically without you needing to react. At a maximum stopping speed of 5 m/s, your vehicle is brought to a standstill and the brakes remain blocked for 1.5 seconds. This reduces or completely rules out the probability of secondary collisions.
To prevent hazards from arising in the first place, the Attentiveness assist monitors your driving behaviour for symptoms of fatigue. The system analyses your steering behaviour and reacts to any irregularities, with a recommendation to take a break appearing in the Control Display.