The BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye have announced their intention to on-board Delphi as a development partner and system integrator for their autonomous driving platform. The four partners intend to jointly deploy a cooperation model to deliver and scale the developed solutions to the broader OEM automotive industry and potentially other industries.
Delphi has already provided a prototype compute platform to the BMW Group and is working together with Intel and Mobileye in the areas of perception, sensor fusion, and high performance automated driving computing.
System integrators, such as Delphi, are critical for the go to market strategy of the joint solution to reach multiple automotive OEMs quickly. A key role for Delphi will be the integration of the solution delivered by BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye into OEM vehicle architectures. Additionally, Delphi may also provide required hardware components such as sensors as well as specific customisation efforts and applications for differentiation.
This engagement between Delphi and the Cooperation Partners is non-exclusive. The Cooperation Partners are in the process of on-boarding additional integration and development partners to support future OEM customer needs.
In July 2016 BMW Group, Intel, and Mobileye announced that they are joining forces to make self-driving vehicles become a reality and are collaborating to bring solutions for highly and fully automated driving into series production by 2021. The Cooperation Partners have since developed a scalable architecture that can be adopted by other automotive developers and carmakers to pursue innovative designs and create differentiated brands.
“From the very beginning we designed our cooperation to ensure scalability and non-exclusive access to this technology of the future. With the on-boarding of Delphi we make an important step to market the automated driving technology across multiple OEMs,” said Klaus Frohlich, Member of the Board of Management of BMW for Development.