BMW, Intel, Mobileye to announce "future of driving"

June 30, 2016 // By Peter Clarke, Christoph Hammerschmidt
Looks like BMW, Intel and Mobileye are about to come up with a five-year partnership assault on autonomous driving assistance systems. The three companies are planning a global news conference for Friday July 1.

This looks set to be a major announcement because both Intel CEO Brian Krzanich and BMW CEO Harald Krueger are due to be present; from Mobileye, CTO and co-founder Amnon Sashusa will participate. How do we know it’s a five-year partnership? We don't, but one of the hashtags laid down by Intel's public relations team is #futureofdriving2021.

Earlier this year, BMW announced to build an car capable of autonomous driving by 2021. Alredy the company's current 7 Series comes with some degree of autonomous driving capability such as remote controlled parking or steering and lane control assistant. It is said that BMW already works with Mobileye - the company provides computing platforms that merge data from radar and camera sensors to a complete virtual image of the vehicle's surroundings. This feature is indispensible in automated driving scenarios. The big surprise in the announcement is Intel - though the world's largest chipmaker, Intel so far had almost no presence in automotive markets.

The news conference takes place Friday July 1, at 7am Pacific Summer Time, 4pm Central European Summer Time and will be streamed on

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