BMW organization declared it would deploy 40 self-driving Series 7 cars for tests in the United States and Europe.
The German auto group made the report at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas mutually with US computer chip giant Intel and the Israeli-based auto technology firm Mobileye.
“Creating autonomous driving a reality for our customers is the shared plan behind our cooperation with Intel and Mobileye,” BMW board member Klaus Froehlich added in a statement, who told the tests would be a larger step toward achieving a fully autonomous vehicle by 2021.
“This partnership has all of the skills and talent necessary to control the huge technological challenges ahead and commercialize self-driving vehicles. Therefore, we are already thinking in terms of scalability and welcome other companies – manufacturers, suppliers or technology companies – to participate and contribute to our autonomous platform.”
The firm claimed they plan to start testing by the end of this year, joining autonomous vehicles from Google’s Waymo, Uber and others being utilized in real-traffic situations.
BMW Group will be responsible for driving safety, control and the production of the car platform. Intel will provide its Intel Go computing platform that uses a quality of sensors and other data to power the brains of the car.
Mobileye will be using its proprietary EyeQ5 computer vision processor which receives input from the 360-degree view sensors as well as localization.
“From an industry perspective, we are previously seeing savings and speed in development by sharing development costs and in pooling resources to develop a complete autonomous platform,” Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich claimed.
“That’s why this partnership is breaking new ground. We have installed a dedicated team with shared, clear goals and a culture of innovation and agility and accountability.”
Fairly all the vital global automakers are tangled in testing or autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicles, with some anticipating total autonomy within a few years.