BMW teams up with intel and mobileye to make self-driving vehicles a reality

BMW teams up with intel and mobileye to make self-driving vehicles a reality

BMW teams up with intel and mobileye to make self-driving vehicles a reality

BMW group, intel, and mobileye are joining forces to make self-driving vehicles and future mobility concepts become a reality.
the three leaders from the automotive, technology and computer vision and machine learning industries are collaborating to bring solutions for highly and fully automated driving in five years time.

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BMW ‘iNEXT’ model will be the basis for the autonomous vehicles


the future of automated driving promises to change lives and societies for the better. but the path to get to a fully autonomous world is complex and will require end-to-end solutions that integrate intelligence across the network — from door locks to the data center. transportation providers of the future must harness rapidly evolving technologies, collaborate with totally new partners, and prepare for disruptive opportunities. together with intel and mobileye, the BMW group will develop the necessary solutions and innovative systems for highly and fully automated driving to bring these technologies into series production by 2021. the BMW ‘iNEXT’ model will be the foundation for their autonomous driving strategy and sets the basis for fleets of fully autonomous vehicles, not only on highways but also in urban environments for the purpose of automated ridesharing solutions.

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brian krzanich, harald krüger and amnon shashua shake on developing ‘iNEXT’ vehicle

‘today marks an important milestone for the automotive industry as we enter a world of new mobility. together with BMW Group and intel, mobileye is laying the groundwork for the technology of future mobility that enables fully autonomous driving to become a reality within the next few years’, said mobileye co-founder, chairman and CTO professor amnon shashua. ‘mobileye is proud to contribute our expertise in sensing, localization, and driver policy to enable fully autonomous driving in this cooperation. The processing of sensing, like our capabilities to understand the driving scene through a single camera already, will be deployed on mobileye’s latest system-on-chip, the EyeQ 5, and the collaborative development of fusion algorithms will be deployed on intel computing platforms. in addition, mobileye road experience management (REM) technology will provide real-time precise localization and model the driving scene to essentially support fully autonomous driving’.

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amnon shashua shares his vision of integrating technology in collaboration with BMW and intel

the companies are convinced that automated driving technologies will make travel safer and easier. the goal of the collaboration is to develop future-proofed solutions that enable the drivers to not only take their hands off the steering wheel, but reach the so called ‘eyes off’ (level 3) and ultimately the ‘mind off’ (level 4) level transforming the driver’s in-car time into leisure or work time. this level of autonomy would enable the vehicle, on a technical level, to achieve the final stage of traveling ‘driver off’ (level 5) without a human driver inside. this establishes the opportunity for self-driving fleets by 2021 and lays the foundation for entirely new business models in a connected, mobile world. they have now agreed to a set of deliverables and milestones to deliver fully autonomous cars based on a common reference architecture. near term, the companies will demonstrate an autonomous test drive with a highly automated driving (HAD) prototype. in 2017 the platform will extend to fleets with extended autonomous test drives.

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the intention is to move from level 3 to level 5 driving removing the need for a human passenger

‘at the BMW group we always strive for technological leadership. this partnership underscores our strategy number ONE > NEXT to shape the individual mobility of the future’, stated harald krüger, chairman of the board of management of BMW AG. ‘the combined expertise of intel, mobileye and the BMW group will deliver the next core building block to bring fully automated driving technology to the street. we have already showcased such groundbreaking solutions in our VISION NEXT 100 vehicle concepts. with this technological leap forward, we are offering our customers a whole new level of sheer driving pleasure whilst pioneering new concepts for premium mobility’. 

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the goal is to have autonomous vehicles by 2021, five years from now

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BMW intel self driving vehicles with intel and mobileye

  • I wonder why the self-driving vehicles look so much like a normal car, like they still need a driver?

    Rick Visser says:

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