Mercedes manufacturer Daimler AG and BMW will join forces to develop SAE level 4 automated driving technologies.
“Further talks are planned to extend the cooperation to higher levels of automation in urban areas and city centres,” BMW said in a joint statement.
- German automobile makers BMW and Daimler have teamed up to develop technologies for automated driving.
- 1200 technicians from the two heavyweights will work together to develop self-driving technology.
- The focus will be on driver-assistance systems, automated driving on highways as well as parking.
- The technology will be specified to what industry insiders call SAE level 4.
- SEA level 4 is an automation level in which vehicles can intervene if things go wrong or if there is a system failure.
- Daimler and BMW are targeting 2024 to make SAE level 4 car available for the general public.
- The cooperation is “non-exclusive” and partner manufacture and technology firms will be allowed to take part in the work.
- In a joint statement, they said: “the results won’t be kept a secret and other firms can see the conclusions under license.”