BMW’s senior vice president for Autonomous Driving indicated today that the company will deliver a fully self-driving vehicle by 2021.
Speaking at a panel discussion in Berlin, Elmar Frickenstein said that the Munich-based automaker is developing a car that will support levels 3, 4 and 5 of autonomy based on the context and location in which it is being used.
In vehicles offering level 5 self-driving capabilities, human intervention is not required apart from specifying the destination and starting the system. Fully autonomous vehicles are expected to drive in any location and make decisions in any scenario, including extreme environments.
BMW announced in July 2016 that it was partnering with Intel and Mobileye to deliver a self-driving vehicle by 2021.
Earlier this week, Intel said that it would be acquiring Mobileye as part of a deal valued at over $15 billion.
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