BMW and Mercedes will be engaged in the joint development of autopilotJuly 5, 2019
Two German automakers will unite for the sake of speedy launch of cars with fourth-level autopilot to the mass market
BMW and Daimler have signed an agreement on long-term cooperation in the development of next-generation car automatic control systems. This is reported by the press service of automakers.
The strategic partnership provides for the creation of control systems with a high level of automation and “their speedy entry into the mass market”. We are talking about fourth-level autopilot, which can be used in BMW and Mercedes-Benz cars since 2024.
This means that in large cities and on the main highways, cars will be able to move completely without driver participation, however, a motorist, if desired or if necessary, will be able to take control.
The project will involve more than 1,200 specialists of two automakers, which will be combined into mixed teams. The teams will work at the BMW Research Center in Unterschleisheim, as well as at the Mercedes-Benz technology center in Sindelfingen.
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