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Posted: 09 Apr 2014
BMW Artificial G-Force Technology
Oh BMW, you cards.
Today, the company sent us a release about its new Force Injection Booster simulation technology.
Apparently, it recreates the effect of spirited driving even when you're commuting at slower speeds. When activated at speeds under 20mph, the Force Injection Booster (FIB) works by extracting kinetic energy from the car's engine and converting it into positive g-forces.
The manufacturer claims: "These g-forces are then channelled directly at the driver and passengers through the air conditioning vents, while a mild electric current is delivered through the front seats, to simulate the same exhilarating feeling of driving at high speed."
Guffaw. And, indeed, guffaw.