FCA US to Join BMW Group, Intel, and Mobileye to Develop Autonomous Driving Platform

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BMW Group, Intel, and Mobileye today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding in which FCA US will help develop an autonomous driving platform for global deployment. The development partners intend to leverage each company’s individual strengths and resources to increase efficiency and reduce time to market.

In July 2016, BMW Group, Intel, and Mobileye announced joined forces to make self-driving vehicles a reality by collaborating to bring solutions for highly automated driving and fully automated driving into production in 2021.

FCA US will bring engineering and other technical resources to the partnership, as well as its significant sales volumes, geographic reach, and long-time experience in North America.

“In order to advance autonomous driving technology, it is vital to form partnerships among automakers, technology providers, and suppliers,” says Sergio Marchionne, CEO of FCA. “Joining this cooperation will enable FCA to directly benefit from the synergies and economies of scale that are possible when companies come together with a common vision and objective.”

In July 2016, BMW Group, Intel, and Mobileye announced that they were joining forces to make self-driving vehicles a reality by collaborating to bring solutions for highly automated driving (Level 3) and fully automated driving (Level 4/5) into production by 2021. Since then, they have been designing and developing a scalable architecture that can be used by multiple automakers around the world, while at the same time maintaining each automaker’s unique brand identities.

“We welcome FCA’s contributions and use of the cooperation’s platform, which has made substantial progress over the last year and is rapidly entering the testing and execution phase,” adds professor Amnon Shashua, CEO and chief technology officer of Mobileye, an Intel company. “The combination of vision-intense perception and mapping, differentiated sensor fusion, and driving policy solutions offers the highest levels of safety and versatility, in a cost-efficient package that will scale across all geographies and road settings.”

Along with other development partners and system integrators, BMW, Intel, Mobileye, and FCA welcome additional automakers and technology suppliers to join the platform.

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