BMW Group to deploy 40 self-driving cars in US, EU

LAS VEGAS: BMW Group says it will deploy 40 self-driving vehicles for tests in the United States and Europe.
The German auto group made the announcement jointly with US computer chip giant Intel and the Israeli-based auto technology firm Mobileye at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Wednesday.
“Making autonomous driving a reality for our customers is the shared ambition behind our cooperation with Intel and Mobileye,” said BMW board member Klaus Froehlich in a statement, who said the tests would be a major step towards achieving a fully autonomous vehicle by 2021.
“This partnership has all of the skills and talent necessary to overcome the enormous technological challenges ahead and commercialise self-driving vehicles. Therefore, we are already thinking in terms of scalability and welcome other companies — manufacturers, suppliers or technology companies — to participate and contribute to our autonomous platform.” — AFP