The BMW Group and Daimler AG are to join forces on automated driving. Initially, the focus will be on advancing the development of next-generation technologies for driver assistance systems, automated driving on highways and parking features (up to SAE Level 4).
SPIRIT OF COOPERATION
The two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, to jointly develop this technology, which is key for future mobility. The partnership is being viewed as a long-term, strategic cooperation, and aims to make next-level technologies widely available by the middle of the coming decade.
“As we continue to pursue our strategy, we are combining the expertise of two technology leaders. At the BMW Group, long-term partnerships within a flexible, scalable, non-exclusive platform are fundamental to advancing the industrialisation of autonomous driving. Combining the key expertise of our two companies will boost our innovative strength and speed up the spread of this technology,” said Klaus Fröhlich, member of the board of management of BMW AG, Development.
BMW and Mercedes-Benz have signed a long-term Memorandum of Understanding, to jointly develop next-generation technologies for driver assistance systems and automated driving.