BMW and Daimler will work together on the development of self-driving cars

Jan

22

2019

two German car manufacturers BMW and Daimler are talking about engaging in intensive cooperation, including in the area of ​​technology for self-driving cars. At least that is what a German newspaper says on the basis of sources.

The German newspaper Handelsblatt, based on sources from both companies, argues that conversations between the two companies are ongoing, with the heart of the discussions revolving around closer cooperation with autonomous cars.

Furthermore, there would be talk of a joint approach in obtaining battery cells for electric and hybrid cars. Those batteries should in any case come from the Chinese company CATL. This company is already working on the construction of a factory in the German state of Thuringia, in order to comply with a large order from BMW.

The talks would also be about closer cooperation in the delivery of today’s smaller car models, for example that the BMW 1-series and the Mercedes-A-Class could ultimately be based on a common platform.

The goal of the entire collaboration would be to achieve billions savings and a common industrial standard for self-driving cars. Daimler, the company behind the vehicles of Mercedes-Benz, and BMW do not deny that there are talks going on, although the two manufacturers do not want to say anything about the content of the conversations.

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