BMW and Daimler strengthen their already announced autonomous vehicle partnership as the two companies appear to launch their next generation of self-propelled passenger car technology in 2024.
In February, the two automakers announced a partnership for the development of autonomous cars in February. next generation, along with a cooperation agreement. Today, they announced a "long term" contract for such automated development.
The official release of both BMW and Daimler said the two companies:
"… will focus on the common development of next generation driver assistance systems, automated motorway driving and automated parking (all to SAE level 4). In addition, several calls are planned to expand collaboration to higher levels of automation in urban and urban centers, underlining the company's long-term and lasting character, which will include a scalable platform for automated driving, and the non-exclusive partnership is also open to other OEMs. partners and technology partners, and the results are made available to other OEMs under license. "
BMW and Daimler are aiming for a" fast market start "of next generation technology, saying it is" expected to work in passenger car systems to private customers from 2024. " That technology will be implemented independently in BMW and Daimler vehicles as one might expect.
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Prior to announcing their automated partnership earlier this year, BMW and Daimler also announced a $ 1 billion electric mobility partnership. This effort focuses on ridesharing, charging and more.
While some may be surprised to see long-term partners co-operate on so many things, it is certainly not a rarity in autonomous development. More and more car manufacturers are in cahoots when it comes to self-driving. At least, several car companies connect with the same autonomous companies.
Daimler is already working with Bosch, and BMW has partnerships with Intel / Mobileye and Delphi, as well as Nauto – who received investments from GM and Toyota. , too.
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