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BMW will test self-driving cars at its new campus near Munich

The German auto giant is preparing to introduce its own self-driving car to the auto market

  • April 16, 2018 09:30
  • Author Olya Georgieva
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BMW opens Germany’s first interdisciplinary campus for self-driving cars in Unterschleißheim, near Munich.  The development centre will encompass 23 000 square metres, or about the size of three football fields. More than 2000 people are slated to work there, as well as partner organisations such as chip manufacturer Intel, in order to focus on several fields from software development to road testing. A total of 40 test cars are set to zip around the premises.

While the new centre is still under construction, some airy offices have already opened, accommodating teams that are working on artificial intelligence and the sensors for the vehicles themselves. The company already holds 467 patents for self-driving car technology. By 2021, BMW plans to roll out a model of one of the vehicles themselves.

Source: The Local



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