Another carmaker has taken a step forward towards developing autonomous technology for vehicles. Fiat Chrysler has signed up Intel, Mobileye and the BMW Group to join them in developing a platform for self-driving cars.
The group’s platform is being designed to reach Level 5 automation, the highest SAE level for autonomous driving, and will be able to be utilized by automakers around the world.
In an announcement, the groups say they will be able to leverage the individual strengths of each other to enhance technology, find efficiencies and reduce time to market.
“In order to advance autonomous driving technology, it is vital to form partnerships among automakers, technology providers and suppliers,” said FCA chief executive officer Sergio Marchionne in a statement. “Joining this cooperation will enable FCA to directly benefit from the synergies and economies of scale that are possible when companies come together with a common vision and objective.”
The group said that it is still on target to have 40 autonomous test vehicles on roads by the end of this year.