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      03-31-2012, 06:13 PM   #1
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As an official sponsor of London 2012, BMW has been inspired to develop a new technology helping customers to boost their fitness in the run up to the Games.

The new driverless Running Coach feature uses a combination of ConnectedDrive technologies and surround view cameras to enable the car to follow the runner, at a safe distance, while pounding the pavement. To help with motivation, integrated exterior speakers play encouraging words while the Lock Out Logistics feature makes sure that any distance set is completed without cheating.

Alvin Alaff, Head of Futile Innovations at BMW’s renowned Forschungs und Innovationszentrum, said “It’s a car gym but not as we know it.”

The introduction of the driverless Running Coach follows the critically acclaimed success of the BMW M3 Royal Edition, built to celebrate the royal nuptials, and the BMW Political Roundel Attachment Tag, that let owners show their partisanship during the 2010 general elections.

Further details on the driverless Running Coach can be found by contacting 0800 561 0080 or emailing alvin.alaff@bmw.com. To find out more about BMW’s involvement in the London 2012 Games visit www.bmw.co.uk/London2012.


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      04-01-2012, 09:48 AM   #2
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Good April fool article. :-)
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      04-01-2012, 12:03 PM   #3
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ROFL. This is great. I love the lockout-until-you-finish feature.
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      04-01-2012, 12:06 PM   #4
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Weird.
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      04-01-2012, 12:08 PM   #5
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Pretty good 'shops hehe
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      04-01-2012, 12:12 PM   #6
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There is no way I would let my car follow me as Iam jogging down the road lol. this has to be an april fools joke! Maybe a decade down the road but I dont think anytime soon lol. One minor glitch and you get run over by your own car with nobody driving it. LOL what would you tell people?????? Yea I was just taking a jog and my car accidentally sped up and ran me over because nobody was in the drivers seat... haha I would LMAO if somebody told me that.
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      04-01-2012, 12:14 PM   #8
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what a joke
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      04-01-2012, 12:23 PM   #9
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BWHAHAHA This is awesome...lmao
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      04-01-2012, 12:28 PM   #10
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I was wondering what they were going to do for april fools day. This is pretty funny though.
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      04-01-2012, 12:38 PM   #11
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The driver is driven by the car... the car is driving the BMW man...

Very nice Jason !! Thanks
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alvin alaff & lock out logistics
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      04-01-2012, 01:15 PM   #13
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BMW always has an April fools joke. Gotta love the German humor
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They should have announced that the m3 has discontinued production ..it woulda been much better April fools joke
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I laughed out loud.
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Creative! I laughed at the Lock Out Logistics system abbreviated as "LOL" in the text.
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This has to be an April Fools joke.
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