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Magna joins BMW, Intel in self-driving vehicle development

The core partners are developing the self-driving platform for an application in 2021.


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October 10, 2017 by Canadian Plastics

Canadian auto parts maker Magna International Inc. is partnering with BMW, Intel Corp. and Mobileye, an Intel company, to develop a self-driving system for the global vehicle marketplace by 2021.

In a statement, Aurora, Ont.-based Magna said that autonomous driving technology will be flexible and adoptable for integration by multiple automakers.

“We are very pleased to welcome Magna as the next major industry player to support our non-exclusive platform,” said Klaus Fröhlich, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG for Development. “Magna has a long-term experience in integrating complex systems seamlessly onto individual vehicle platforms, while securing differentiation for individual OEM customers.”

Magna has been a contract vehicle manufacturer for the BMW Group for more than 15 years.