They will co-develop automated driving technologies, including levels of automation all the way up to L4, but including advanced driver assistance features like smart cruise control and automated parking. They expect to implement the results of this partnership in their own respective model series vehicles beginning in 2024.
It’s a non-exclusive arrangement and is open for participation form both other automakers and tech providers. The resulting platform will also be made available to other OEMs under license.
Independently, Daimler is currently working with Bosch on deploying its first Level 4/Level 5 self-driving vehicle pilot program in an urban environment and aims to have that operational this year.
BMW’s next big automated driving push will be alongside its iNEXT lines of vehicles, with Level 3 technologies targeted release along with the first of those models in 2021.