BMW and Mobileye Sharing Sensor Data To Support Autonomous Driving

BMW and Mobileye are partnering to share real-time sensor data from BMW vehicles equipped with Mobileye’s mapping system supporting autonomous driving.

Mobileye’s Road Experience Management data generation technology will be added to BMW models entering the market in 2018. This will “crowd-source” real-time data with vehicles equipped with Mobileye’s camera-based Advanced Driver Assist System technology.

This technology is necessary for autonomous driving through high definition (HD) maps designed to make these BMW vehicles safer and more efficient for consumers.

The BMW release says that the sensor data can be merged with data from different automakers. That will support Mobileye’s Global RoadBook to support and rapidly update HD maps with localization capabilities.

BMW customers, and other participating automakers and their customers, will be able to access real-time information on traffic density, potential road hazards, weather conditions, parking, and other user friendly data.

SEE ALSO:  BMW, Intel and Mobileye Testing 40 Autonomous Vehicles Later This Year

The shared sensor data is part of an alliance forged last year between BMW, Mobileye, and Intel on automated vehicle technology. The companies will be moving that alliance forward by testing about 40 BMW 7-series self-driving test cars. Testing will be conducted worldwide, starting in the U.S. and Europe.

The three companies have developed a “scalable architecture” that can be adopted by automakers and suppliers to find their own ways to commercialize autonomous vehicles.

The BMW and Mobileye announcement emphasizes that the goal is to utilize “a sense of inclusiveness and industry collaboration with the goal to further promote automated driving in a safe and robust way.”


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