According to the giants, the cooperation will see a swift market launch of automated driving technology in passenger car systems for private customers from 2024.
SAE Level 4 includes driver assistance systems, highly automated driving on highways, and automated parking — which looks like a realistic target.
This is especially true because 100 percent driverless SAE Level 5 vehicles seem dependent on more than just the technology — they depend on pedestrian behavior, the actions of other human drivers, and regulations.
In addition, BMW and Daimler also plan to extend the cooperation to higher levels of automation in urban areas and city centers.
“This underscores the long-term and lasting nature of the undertaking, which will extend to encompass a scalable platform for automated driving,” said the press release.
The non-exclusive cooperation is also open to other OEMs and technology partners, with results being made available to other OEMs under license.
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