BMW To Deploy 40 Self-driving Cars In US, Europe
LAS VEGAS, Jan 5 (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 05th Jan, 2017 ) : BMW Group announced Wednesday it would deploy 40 self-driving vehicles for tests in the United States and Europe. The German auto group made the announcement at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas jointly with US computer chip giant Intel and the Israeli-based auto technology firm Mobileye.
"Making autonomous driving a reality for our customers is the shared ambition behind our cooperation with Intel and Mobileye," said BMW board member Klaus Froehlich in a statement, who said the tests would be a major step toward achieving a fully autonomous vehicle by 2021.
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 companies said they plan to begin testing by the end of this year, joining autonomous vehicles from Google's Waymo, Uber and others being used in real-traffic situations.
BMW Group will be responsible for driving control, safety and the production of the car platform. Intel will offer its Intel Go computing platform that uses a variety of sensors and other data to power the brains of the car. Mobileye will be using its proprietary EyeQ5 computer vision processor which gets input from the 360-degree surround view sensors as well as localization.