Magna joins BMW, Intel and Mobileye autonomous driving platform

Automotive supplier Magna has announced that it is joining the self-driving vehicle platform being developed by the BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye.

The company will join the group as an integrator to bring autonomous driving technology to the global marketplace. The BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye plan to create a flexible autonomous vehicle platform that can be adopted for integration by different carmakers.

“Many of the autonomy challenges the industry is facing can’t be handled in isolation,” said Magna’s Chief Technology Officer Swamy Kotagiri.

“I am confident that the many strengths brought forward by each partner will contribute to the delivery of a self-driving platform the market can leverage. We are extremely excited to be one of the early integrators bringing our unique capabilities to the platform.” 

Speaking on behalf of the BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye collaboration, Klaus Fröhlich, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG for Development, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Magna as the next major industry player to support our non-exclusive platform.

“This underlines the success story we have been writing over the past year with our unique cooperation and it gives us additional boost in creating a leading ecosystem for the industry of autonomous driving.”