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BMW Group enlists software development partners for autonomous driving

The BMW Group has selected software development partners KPIT and TTTech to press ahead with the scalable Autonomous Driving Platform and to work together on the development of Level 3 and Level 4/5 functions (Highway Pilot and Urban Pilot).

This move bolsters the BMW Group’s development resources for automated driving and represents another step forward in its quest to expand the platform’s ecosystem and establish the technology in the automotive industry.

KPIT and TTTech will be well positioned to help roll out the software stack within the Autonomous Driving Platform to third parties. This will make it easier to integrate other OEMs and begin offering scalable software solutions across the industry.

“Tackling this immense challenge calls for an all-embracing approach,” said Elmar Frickenstein, Senior Vice President Fully Automated Driving and Driver Assistance, BMW AG Munich.

“This includes building strong alliances that allow us to gain valuable know-how and also speed things up. In order to achieve our objective in 2021, we are collaborating with the best technology partners in the world.”

Since July 2016, the BMW Group has been developing a network of world-leading technology partners to help expand the platform’s footprint. These include Intel, Mobileye, Continental, Magna, FCA, Aptiv and Baidu.