The combination of the three producers is beneficial for each of the participants in the union. The first results of such cooperation were immediately visible: Mobileye’s shares rose more than 10% for the first time in the last few years. Mobileye takes an informative role in this alliance: the services of this company are used not only by BMW but also by General Motors. The enterprise provides delivery of equipment, such as video cameras and software for them. In view of the fact that the production of driverless vehicles is largely based on artificial intelligence technology, this project requires good technical support, which guarantees cooperation with Mobileye.
Intel makes its contribution from the creation of chips and controllers. At the moment, Intel is among the most influential companies in its field, it helps to provide control over the driverless system.
With regard to the purchase of a driverless vehicle, most users prefer not so much the power of the car and its speed as the reliability of the system that controls the operation of artificial intelligence. It depends directly on the indicator of the safety of the future project.
The release of the car is planned by 2021. Previously, BMW reported that they were ready to release cars only in 2025, but with the help of new partners, this period has been reduced by as much as four years. The newest technology will help not just to drive a car without a driver, but also to fully carry out a trip literally from the porch to the porch without the intervention of a human.
It can’t be said that driverless vehicles are almost ready: they are not as smart as it is required for full-fledged work. According to the plans, testing of prototypes has begun only in 2017. Despite the upcoming long work, all three members of this union are full of strength and enthusiasm. Today the main competitors and colleagues in this uncharted field are the Tesla and Google companies. It’s no surprise that Tesla hurried to make a statement about its plans, but the timing of the alleged release of the finished car roughly coincides with the specified by developers from the BMW: it’s 2020-2021 years.