Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will join the BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye to develop a state-of-the-art autonomous driving platform.
Delphi is also on board as a development partner and system integrator. The partners intend to jointly deploy a cooperation model to deliver and scale the developed solutions to the broader OEM automotive industry and potentially other industries.
The platform will be scalable for Level 3 to Level 4/5 automated driving and will be available to multiple auto-makers around the world.
Delphi has already provided a prototype computer platform to the BMW Group and is working together with Intel and Mobileye in the areas of perception, sensor fusion and high performance automated driving computing.
In July 2016 the BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye announced they were joining forces to make self-driving vehicles become a reality. They are collaborating to bring solutions for highly and fully automated driving into series production by 2021. The Cooperation Partners have since developed a scalable architecture that can be adopted by other automotive developers and car-makers to pursue state-of-the-art designs and create differentiated brands.
System integrators, such as Delphi, are critical for the go-to-market strategy of the joint solution to reach multiple automotive OEMs quickly. A key role for Delphi will be integration of the solution delivered by BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye into OEM vehicle architectures. Additionally, Delphi may also provide required hardware components, such as sensors, as well as specific customization efforts and applications for differentiation.
This engagement between Delphi and the Cooperation Partners is non-exclusive. The Cooperation Partners are in the process of onboarding additional integration and development partners to support future OEM customer needs.
“From the very beginning we designed our cooperation on a non-exclusive platform for this technology of the future. With the onboarding of Delphi we significantly strengthen our development of automated driving and make a future step in spreading this technology across the industry,” stated Klaus Fröhlich, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG for Development.
“The partnership between BMW, Intel and Mobileye continues to break new ground in the auto industry,” said Intel CEO, Brian Krzanich.
“In less than one year the joint teams have made substantial progress to deliver a scalable platform for autonomous driving and are on track to deliver 40 pilot cars in the second half of this year. Adding Delphi as an integration partner will help to accelerate the introduction of autonomous cars on the streets from multiple car-makers and offer differentiation to customers.”
“Collaboration and inclusion across multiple auto-makers and suppliers is the best approach to developing a safe, cost-efficient and fast-to-market solution for autonomous driving,” said Professor Amnon Shashua, Mobileye’s co-founder, Chairman and CTO.
“Delphi’s expertise in the field as well as their long history of integrating complex systems makes them a very appropriate choice to join this cooperation.”
“This is a great opportunity for Delphi to use its technical depth and experience with automated driving and electrical architecture to help the cooperation develop and deploy at scale. Our close working relationship with all three partners serves as a solid foundation for a success,” said Kevin Clark, president and CEO of Delphi.