BMW, DXC Partner to Accelerate Driverless Car Development

BMW, DXC Partner to Accelerate Driverless Car Development
BMW, DXC Partner to Accelerate Driverless Car Development

DXC Technology has signed an agreement with BMW Group for its autonomous vehicle development via high performance D3 platform. DXC provides services that help deliver and simplify data analysis and algorithmic training to reduce time and cost to develop autonomous vehicles, stated the company. Using DXC’s digital solution, BMW’s manufacturing research and development teams will be able to collect, store and manage vehicle sensor data in seconds rather than days or weeks, resulting in faster autonomous drive development cycles. BMW Group high performance D3 platform supports the autonomous vehicle development programme, gathering massive amounts of road-travel data from the global BMW test fleet.

The next five years will be pivotal as technology and partner ecosystems continue to help revolutionise the automotive industry. DXC is focussing on enabling autonomous-driving R&D by expediting engineering and testing cycles. The DXC Robotic Drive rapidly accelerates the autonomous driving development process — from data collection, storage and analysis to deployment of evolved knowledge. DXC Robotic Drive platform and toolkit are composed of digital analytics, cloud and platform services, and security and applications offerings. DXC offers a global network of Automotive Centers of Excellence, where DXC’s partners and clients collaborate, build and deliver industry innovation.

Built on an open-source ecosystem, DXC Robotic Drive is available on-premise or in a cloud or hybrid environment, allowing workloads to be moved easily. Engineers can work collaboratively and regardless of their geographic locations. Using a single platform for storage, processing and training means hardware and software requirements, and hence cost and complexity, are reduced. Data can be collected globally but monitored centrally, maximising efficiency and reducing cost.

Alejandro Vukotich, Senior Vice President, Autonomous Driving & Driver Assistance at BMW Group, said DXC will support BMW’s commitment to maximise innovation and with the managed services, it will be able to ramp up the solution to support the next stage of the future of BMW Group’s autonomous drive platform.

Edward Ho, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Offerings, DXC Technology, said with the platform and tools provided by DXC, BMW engineers will be able to significantly accelerate the engineering and testing of autonomous driving algorithms.