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BMW Teams Up With Intel, Mobileye for Autonomous Car by 2021

  • Technology will be used in BMW’s coming flagship model iNext
  • Agreement comes as Tesla driver killed in autonomous crash
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BMW AG is teaming up with chipmaker Intel Corp. and camera-software company Mobileye NV to bring self-driving cars to the road by 2021, becoming the first major automaker to set a specific date to produce a fully autonomous vehicle.

The technology will be used in the iNext, set to supplant the 7-Series sedan as BMW’s flagship model, the company said Friday. The iNext will be a basis for “fleets of fully autonomous vehicles” to cruise highways and eventually also be available as robo-taxis in cities, BMW said. The platform will be open for other carmakers and technology companies to use.