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New BMW 7 Series to offer remote control parking

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The all-new 2016 BMW 7 Series has yet to make its official debut, but we already have a number of details about the car including the ability to park itself without any driver intervention. Good girl.

The remote control parking option will allow 7 Series drivers to access extremely tight parking spaces. Using the likewise newly developed BMW Display Key, the driver can prompt the car to enter or exit a parking space fully automatically. This is a world first according to BMW.  

There are some limitations, however. For instance, the car can't travel more than 1.5 times its length or be at an angle of more than 10 degrees in relation to the parking spot.

Other highlights of the 2016 BMW 7 Series include the iDrive system with gesture recognition (another first). The gestures can be used for a number of functions, including controlling the volume in audio applications and accepting or rejecting incoming phone calls. There is also the option of pairing a specific gesture with an individual choice of function.