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BMW made a big move to rival Mercedes in the self-driving-car space on Thursday.
BMW said it will release a Level 5 self-driving car in 2021, Elmar Frickenstein, BMW’s senior VP for autonomous driving, said during a panel dialog in Berlin, according to Reuters. Level 5 autonomy means the car can handle driving totally all alone in any geographic location. tech news
The German automaker said it will also release a Level 3 self-driving car in 2021, which means the car can handle most driving tasks yet requires a driver to intervene now and again. tech news
The move places BMW in nearer rivalry with Mercedes, another extravagance carmaker that plans to start selling self-driving cars in 2020.
BMW has been the world’s top-selling extravagance automaker for 10 straight years, however Mercedes has been posing tougher rivalry as of late. During the initial nine months of 2016, Mercedes sold 1.54 million cars while BMW sold 1.48 million cars.
BMW and Mercedes are collaborating in the space in some ways by sharing data. BMW, Mercedes, and Audi acquired digital map maker HERE in 2015 to create top notch maps to advance their self-driving innovation. tech news
Be that as it may, BMW is clearly looking to end up distinctly a leader in the self-driving-car space by chasing Level 5 autonomy at any given moment where most automakers are committing to Level 4, meaning the car is completely self-driving yet just in particular geographic districts. tech news
Waymo, the self-driving-car company spun out of Google, was initially pursuing completely driverless cars, however as of late said it will keep driver controls in its future Level 4 vehicles.tech news In any case, Tesla is planning to demonstrate Level 5 autonomy by having a vehicle drive itself across the nation before the finish of this current year.
BMW has said it will leverage its partnership with Intel and Mobileye to release a self-driving car in 2021, yet had not resolved to Level 5 autonomy. Intel acquired Mobileye in a deal worth $15.3 billion on Monday. tech news
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