BMW plans to self-drive to Level 5 autonomy by 2021Published 2017-03-20
German automaker BMW is confident it can field an self-driving car capable of Level 5 autonomy capabilities in four y...
Posted on March 17, 2017 in Transport German automaker BMW is confident it can field a car capable of Level 5 autonomy capabilities by 2021, the launch date for its first fully autonomous vehicle. Elmar Frickenstein, the senior vice president of autonomous driving at BMW, said as much during an automotive panel in Berlin. He also said that the car would have different levels of autonomy, depending on where and how the car was being used. See Also: German automaker BMW is confident it can field a car capable of Level 5 autonomy capabilities by 2021 BMW would fit the car with Level 5, 4, and 3 autonomy capabilities. We aren’t entirely sure what that means, as the only downside to Level 4 autonomy is the system is unable to function in certain environments, unlike Level 5, which is full autonomy across all environments. Level 3 is much easier to achieve, as it only provides autonomous driving capabilities in certain zones and at certain speeds. A system could be categorized as Level 3 if it was able to drive on most roads in a sunny day without assistance... Read more (4 min reading time!)
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