BMW detailed plans to launch autonomous vehicles in 2021 by leveraging a newly formed partnership with Intel and Mobileye.
In a statement, the German-headquartered auto maker announced it will make use of Intel’s expertise to provide the computing and processing power required to handle the “complex workloads required for autonomous cars in urban environments.” Mobileye brings expertise in sensing and location to the table, along with road experience management (REM) technology.
The goal of the partnership is to deliver “fully autonomous cars based on a common reference architecture,” BMW stated. The first step towards that will be to demonstrate autonomous driving in test vehicles in 2017, and then fully automated vehicles in 2021.
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