A Growing Alliance
In August 2017, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with BMW, Intel and Mobileye alliance to join their efforts to develop a scalable platform for autonomous driving. FCA becomes the first original equipment manufacturer (OEM), besides founding member BMW, to join a coalition which includes Tier 1 suppliers Continental and Delphi, silicon giant Intel, and the latter’s recently acquired Mobileye, a leader in computer vision.
As well as assembling a coalition that represents most of the supply chain necessary to develop autonomous vehicles, cooperation between the alliance members is intended to pool resources, minimize duplication of efforts, and maximize collaboration between unique expertise from all the players involved.
The cooperation intends to introduce 40 autonomous test vehicles to public roads by the end of 2017, with an ambitious target for 202: the commercial availability of a flexible platform that can support level 3, 4, and 5 autonomous driving, which will be offered to OEMs who can then differentiate the prod…
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