The BMW Group has selected KPIT and TTTech as software development partners, further consolidating its partner network in the process. The aim of the collaboration with KPIT and TTTech is to press ahead with the scalable Autonomous Driving Platform and to work together on the development of Level 3 and Level 4/5 functions (Highway Pilot and Urban Pilot).
In teaming up with KPIT and TTTech, the BMW Group has chosen software partners with a global footprint and proven expertise in the development of both software platforms and autonomous driving technologies.
The partners will be able to assist with rolling out the software stack within the Autonomous Driving Platform to third parties, thereby facilitating access for OEMs.
Tackling this immense challenge calls for an all-embracing approach. This includes building strong alliances that allow us to gain valuable know-how and also speed things up. In order to achieve our objective in 2021, we are collaborating with the best technology partners in the world.—Elmar Frickenstein, Senior Vice President Fully Automated Driving and Driver Assistance, BMW AG Munich
Since July 2016, the BMW Group has been developing a network of world-leading technology partners to help expand the platform’s footprint. These include Intel, Mobileye, Continental, Magna, FCA, Aptiv and Baidu.