Continental has announced it will join BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye as a development partner and system integrator for automated driving.
The goal of the collaboration is to create a cooperation model for fully automated driving that will provide scalable solutions for the entire automotive industry worldwide. As a system integrator, Continental will play a key role in the industrialisation of the platform for other automotive manufacturers, and will intend to bring the joint solutions to the market more quickly. The BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye already bundled their resources and know-how in July 2016 to ensure series production of highly and fully automated BMW vehicles by 2021.
“We have already had very good experience in working with the BMW Group through jointly successfully completed development and series projects,” said Frank Jourdan, member of the Executive Board of Continental AG and head of the Chassis & Safety division. “The cooperation with the core partners involved represents the unique opportunity to drive ahead and get this technology of the future to our roads more quickly.”
“Every new Tier One partner brings us a step closer to our goal, and we intend to bring safe autonomous driving to series production by 2021 and actively shape this technology,” said Klaus Fröhlich, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG for Development, on behalf of the cooperation of BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye. “With our non-exclusive approach to this technology of the future we will deliver a safe, fast and cost-efficient solution that is highly attractive also for other manufacturers.”