Maserati to Use Autonomy Tech from BMW-Led Alliance
Future cars offers by Fiat Chrysler Automobile NV’s Maserati unit will control their autonomous driving capabilities with technologies developed by BMW AG.
The technology is being created by a coalition launched in 2016 by BMW and Israel’s Mobileye NV, which is now a part of Intel Corp. The group’s aim is to develop open standards for control systems used by self-driving vehicles.
FCA joined the alliance in 2017. Chairman John Elkann tell a conference in Italy that Maserati will use technology developed by the group for semi-automated driving on highways.
Elkhann didn’t say when Maserati will debut the technology. But the coalition said last year it aims to deliver a fully developed autonomous driving system by 2021.
Although all OEMs and suppliers do their utmost best to assure nothing but top-notch quality is achieved for their vehicles and systems, sometimes things simply go wrong because, well, that’s just how the Universe is.
According to Frank Jourdan, president, Chassis & Safety Div., Continental Contitech AG (continental-corporation.com), the high-resolution 3D flash LIDAR (HFL) technology that the company is developing for deployment in automated driving systems in the 2020+ timeframe provides an array of benefits.