Video Teaser: BMW Self-Driving Car Vs. Drift Champion

BMW intends to have the first-ever autonomous drift car. They released the teaser below of the BMW self-driving car taking on a champion drifting driver. While it is not Ken Block, the drift driver is familiar with the procedure and the autonomous BMW seems perfectly capable of maneuvering. Check it out:
The short clip above was released to generate excitement over the BMW self-driving car’s drifting capacity.

There are quite a few BMW offerings that make decent drift machines and they are certainly no stranger to special events like Driftmob. The video of the autonomous BMW drifting above is a hint at feats and accomplishments to come from the brand that loves to shock! The video playfully provides the fun challenge of pitting an experienced drift driver against the machine. It is an enticing stunt that leaves more questions than answers, which is completely normal seeing as how the whole ‘driverless vehicle’ movement is still very much in the infancy stage. It could even be said that autonomous vehicles are still in a sort of embryo stage, with much to come in the development process. While there may be legal permits allowing some brands to test their wares on public roads, it will likely be a long time before it becomes a normal event to look over at a car on the road next to you and see no driver!

BMW self-driving carIn the end, BMW is out to make a distinction with its version of a driverless car, and that seems to be that rolling down the street sans driver is not all they are about. True to form, BMW will stand out from the pack by taking on the track, the drift circuit and who knows what will be next for their autonomous offerings!

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