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Times of Israel: BMW, Intel, Mobileye pledge self-driving fleet by end 2017

The future is right around the corner, as partners join forces to convert recent significant advancements into fully autonomous driving

BMW Group, Intel and Israel’s Mobileye said Wednesday that a fleet of about 40 autonomous BMW cars will be on the roads by the second half of 2017.

The announcement, made at a joint press conference at CES 2017, the consumer and electronics trade show that is taking place this week in Las Vegas, is testament to the “significant advancements” made by the three companies towards fully autonomous driving, the companies said.

The BMW 7 Series will employ “cutting-edge” Intel and Mobileye technologies during global trials starting in the U.S. and Europe, the companies said.

BMW, Intel and Mobileye announced their partnership in July last year, and the companies have since developed what they define a “scalable architecture” for autonomous driving that can be also used by other carmakers for their own brands. This offering to other manufacturers will range from individual integrated modules to complete end-to-end solutions, the companies said in a statement…..Read More>>

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