Daimler and BMW agree on long-term joint development of autonomous driving techs

4 July 2019, 16:26:29

Daimler and BMW agree on long-term joint development of autonomous driving techsToday Daimler and BMW have signed an agreement for long-term cooperation on joint development of SAE Level 4 technologies including driver assistance systems, automated driving on highways and automated parking plus extending to higher levels of automation in urban areas and city centres. The cooperation is non-exclusive and other OEMs are welcome to participate. The companies expect a market-ready technology to be launched for end-users in 2024. The work will be shared among the teams of three main locations - the Mercedes-Benz Technology Centre (MTC) in Sindelfingen, the Daimler Testing and Technology Centre in Immendingen and the BMW Group Autonomous Driving Campus in Unterschleissheim, near Munich.

Daimler is already working on many related technologies. 2019 will see the launch in San José, Silicon Valley, of its first pilot programme, with Bosch, on self-driving vehicles (Levels 4/5) in urban environments. At the beginning of the next decade, Daimler will bring to the market not only Level 3 vehicles but also Level 4/5 vehicles (fully automated).

BMW has been working on related technologies ever since 2006. Its solution offers a Level 2 to Level 4 scalability for increased flexibility and future viability. Currently, more than 70 test vehicles around the world are testing new Level 2 - 5 functions out on the road and gather data in order to improve machine learning with artificial intelligence. This will go into series production as Level 3 automation in 2021 in the BMW iNEXT where it will also be Level 4 enabled for pilot projects.Source

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2020 KIA e-Niro

2020 KIA e-Niro 4

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 172.2 in / 4375 mm
Width: 71.1 in / 1805 mm
Height: 61.4 in / 1560 mm
Curb weight: 3994.78 lb / 1812 kg
Electric motor: 150 kW @ 3800 - 8000 rpm, 395 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 64 kWh, Voltage: 356 V

2022 Tesla Cybertruck

2022 Tesla Cybertruck Tri Motor AWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 6
Length: 231.7 in / 5885 mm
Width: 79.8 in / 2027 mm
Height: 75.0 in / 1905 mm
Location: Rear
Location: Front

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 186.0 in / 4724 mm
Width: 74.0 in / 1880 mm
Height: 63.0 in / 1600 mm
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 98.8 kWh

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E First Edition

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 186.0 in / 4724 mm
Width: 74.0 in / 1880 mm
Height: 63.0 in / 1600 mm
Battery: 98.8 kWh

2020 Tesla Model X

2020 Tesla Model X Performance (SR)

Doors: 4, Seats: 5 / 6 / 7
Length: 198.3 in / 5037 mm
Width: 78.7 in / 1999 mm
Height: 66.0 in / 1676 mm
Curb weight: 5740.84 lb / 2604 kg
Electric motor #1: 375 kW @ 6150 rpm, 660 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 193 kW @ 6100 - 6800 rpm, 330 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 100 kWh, Voltage: 350 V

2020 Tesla Model S

2020 Tesla Model S Performance (SR)

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 196.0 in / 4978 mm
Width: 77.3 in / 1963 mm
Height: 56.5 in / 1435 mm
Curb weight: 4940.56 lb / 2241 kg
Electric motor #1: 375 kW @ 5900 rpm, 650 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 193 kW @ 6100 rpm, 330 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 100 kWh, Voltage: 400 V

2020 Tesla Model 3

2020 Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 184.8 in / 4694 mm
Width: 72.8 in / 1849 mm
Height: 56.8 in / 1443 mm
Curb weight: 4100.6 lb / 1860 kg
Electric motor #1: 211 kW, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 147 kW, Location: Front
Battery: 79.5 kWh, Voltage: 360 V

2020 MINI Cooper SE

2020 MINI Cooper SE Level III

Doors: 3, Seats: 4
Length: 151.4 in / 3845 mm
Width: 68.0 in / 1727 mm
Height: 56.4 in / 1432 mm
Curb weight: 3009.31 lb / 1365 kg
Electric motor: 135 kW, 270 Nm @ 100 - 1000 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 32.6 kWh, Voltage: 350.4 V

2020 Polestar 2

2020 Polestar 2 Performance Package

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 181.4 in / 4607 mm
Height: 58.2 in / 1478 mm
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 78 kWh

2019 NIO ES6

2019 NIO ES6 Performance 84 kWh

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 190.9 in / 4850 mm
Width: 77.4 in / 1965 mm
Height: 68.1 in / 1731 mm
Electric motor #1: 240 kW, 420 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 160 kW, 305 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 84 kWh

2020 Tesla Model Y

2020 Tesla Model Y Performance AWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 5 / 7
Length: 187.0 in / 4751 mm
Width: 75.6 in / 1921 mm
Height: 63.9 in / 1624 mm
Curb weight: 4415.86 lb / 2003 kg
Electric motor #1: 211 kW, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 147 kW, Location: Front

2020 Tesla Model Y

2020 Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 5 / 7
Length: 187.0 in / 4751 mm
Width: 75.6 in / 1921 mm
Height: 63.9 in / 1624 mm
Curb weight: 4415.86 lb / 2003 kg
Electric motor #1: 211 kW, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 147 kW, Location: Front

2020 Tesla Model Y

2020 Tesla Model Y Long Range RWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 5 / 7
Length: 187.0 in / 4751 mm
Width: 75.6 in / 1921 mm
Height: 63.9 in / 1624 mm
Location: Rear

2020 Opel Corsa-e

2020 Opel Corsa-e First Edition

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 159.8 in / 4060 mm
Height: 56.5 in / 1435 mm
Curb weight: 3373.07 lb / 1530 kg
Electric motor: 100 kW, 260 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 50 kWh

2020 Volkswagen ID.3

2020 Volkswagen ID.3 Pro S

Doors: 5, Seats: 4
Length: 167.8 in / 4261 mm
Width: 71.2 in / 1809 mm
Height: 61.1 in / 1552 mm
Electric motor: 150 kW, 310 Nm, Location: Rear
Battery: 77 kWh, Voltage: 408 V

2020 Volkswagen ID.3 1st

2020 Volkswagen ID.3 1st Max

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 167.8 in / 4261 mm
Width: 71.2 in / 1809 mm
Height: 61.1 in / 1552 mm
Curb weight: 3637.63 lb / 1650 kg
Electric motor: 150 kW, 310 Nm, Location: Rear
Battery: 58 kWh

2020 Porsche Taycan

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S

Doors: 4, Seats: 4
Length: 195.4 in / 4963 mm
Height: 54.3 in / 1378 mm
Curb weight: 5059.61 lb / 2295 kg
Electric motor #1: 160 kW, 300 Nm, Location: Front
Electric motor #2: 300 kW, Location: Rear
Battery: 93.4 kWh, Voltage: 800 V

2020 Porsche Taycan

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo

Doors: 4, Seats: 4
Length: 195.4 in / 4963 mm
Height: 54.4 in / 1381 mm
Curb weight: 5081.66 lb / 2305 kg
Electric motor #1: 160 kW, 300 Nm, Location: Front
Electric motor #2: 300 kW, Location: Rear
Battery: 93.4 kWh, Voltage: 800 V