BMW and automotive supply company Continental are teaming up to develop an autonomous driving system that both outfits would like to see on public roads by 2020.
Pursuing the goal of accident-free mobility, BMW and Continental are beginning a joint project that will run from early 2013 to late 2014, in which they will design and build prototypes of near-production autonomous vehicles. These prototypes will be put to the test on German and European roads, and will take into account intersections, toll stations, roadwork and national borders.
In 2011, BMW ran a prototype autonomous vehicle on the A9 motorway between Munich and Nuremberg, with no driver intervention.
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