LAS VEGAS (US): BMW Group announced Wednesday it\’d deploy 40 self-driving vehicles for tests in america and Europe
The German auto group made the announcement with the Consumer Electronics Show in Las vegas, nv jointly about computer chip giant Intel and the Israeli-based auto technology firm Mobileye.
“Making autonomous driving a real possibility for customers is a shared ambition behind our cooperation with Intel and Mobileye,” said BMW board member Klaus Froehlich in the statement, who said the tests might be a major step toward achieving a fully autonomous vehicle by 2021.
“This partnership has each of the skills and talent needed to overcome the large technological challenges ahead and commercialize self-driving vehicles. Therefore, we have been already thinking with regard to scalability and welcome other businesses – manufacturers, suppliers or technology companies to take part and bring about our autonomous platform.”
The companies said they prefer to begin testing by the end of this current year, joining autonomous vehicles from Google’s Waymo, Uber yet others being employed in real-traffic situations.
BMW Group shall be responsible for driving control, safety as well as the manufacture of your vehicle platform.
Intel may offer its Intel Go computing platform making use of a range of sensors and various data to power the brains in the car.
Mobileye are going to be using its proprietary EyeQ5 computer vision processor which gets input from your 360-degree surround view sensors as well as localization.
“From a market perspective, i am already seeing savings and speed in development by sharing development costs plus pooling resources to produce a whole autonomous platform,” Intel leader Brian Krzanich said.
“That is why this partnership is breaking new ground.? We\’ve established a fanatical team with clear, shared goals along with a culture of innovation and agility and accountability.”
Nearly virtually all of the global automakers component in testing or autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicles, by expecting full autonomy within a few years.