The Tribune (NZ) - - MID WEEK MOTORING -

BMW, Intel, and Mo­bil­eye are join­ing forces to de­velop self-driv­ing ve­hi­cles and fu­ture mo­bil­ity con­cepts. the three lead­ers from the au­to­mo­tive, tech­nol­ogy and com­puter-vi­sion/ma­chine-learn­ing in­dus­tries are col­lab­o­rat­ing with the in­ten­tion of bring­ing highly and fully au­to­mated driv­ing into se­ries pro­duc­tion by 2021.

The three com­pa­nies are con­vinced that au­to­mated driv­ing tech­nolo­gies will make travel safer and eas­ier, and the goal of the col­lab­o­ra­tion is to de­velop fu­ture-proofed so­lu­tions that en­able the driv­ers to not only take their hands off the steer­ing wheel, but reach the so-called ‘eyes off’ (level three) and ul­ti­mately the ‘mind off’ (level four) level, trans­form­ing the driver’s in­car time into leisure or work.

This level of au­ton­omy al­lows the ve­hi­cle, on a tech­ni­cal level, to achieve the fi­nal stage of trav­el­ling ‘driver off’ (level five) with­out a hu­man driver in­side.

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