BERLIN (Reuters) - German carmaker BMW (BMWG.DE) is on track to deliver a self-driving car by 2021, the company’s senior vice president for Autonomous Driving, Elmar Frickenstein, said on Thursday.
“We are on the way to deliver a car in 2021 with level 3, 4 and 5,” Frickenstein told a panel discussion in Berlin, explaining the vehicle will have different levels of autonomy, depending on how and where it is used.
A level 5 vehicle is capable of navigating roads without any driver input, while a level 3 car still needs a steering wheel and a driver who can take over if the car encounters a problem.
In July last year, BMW announced a partnership with Intel (INTC.O) and Mobileye MBLY.N to develop self-driving by around 2021.
Reporting by Georgina Prodhan; Writing by Edward Taylor; Editing by Christoph Steitz