New growth centre for unconstrained driving

Posted on 21. Dec, 2016 by in BMW Canada

BMW Group combines imagination in Munich’s Unterschleissheim.



The BMW iNEXT is scheduled for recover in 2021 – self-driving,
electric and entirely connected. A whole operation of highly-automated
models from all BMW Group brands are set to follow. To grasp this
aim, a BMW Group is mixing a growth imagination in vehicle
connectivity and programmed pushing during a new campus in
Unterschleissheim nearby Munich.

Upon final completion, some-more than 2,000 employees will work on
a subsequent stairs towards fully-automated driving, from software
growth to highway testing, during a new location. “The highway to
fully-automated pushing is an event for Germany’s automobile
production base. The preference to rise and road-test these
vehicles in a Munich area illustrates how a BMW Group and the
whole segment can advantage from this change in a automotive
industry,” explains Klaus Fröhlich, member of a Board of
Management, obliged for Development during a BMW Group. 

Agility as a core competence.

From mid-2017, imagination now distributed opposite several
opposite locations will be pooled in Unterschleissheim. “In order
to succeed, we are substantiating new forms of partnership under
“project i 2.0”, with tiny teams of specialists for fast response
and partnership opposite a company, as good as a high turn of
particular decision-making authority,” explains Fröhlich. The new
work structures will be characterised by flexible teams, short
distances – and, above all, brief decision-making processes. At the
new campus, program developers will be means to take a formula they
have only created opposite a approach for contrast in an tangible vehicle.
“We are mixing a advantages of a start-up, such as flexibility
and speed, with those of an determined company, like process
confidence and automation expertise,” adds a Development
head. “The destiny growth site for unconstrained pushing will
capacitate us to launch a BMW iNEXT, a initial self-driving BMW, onto
a marketplace in 2021,” according to Fröhlich. The BMW Group aims to
start contrast highly-automated vehicles in a civic environment, in
Munich, as early as 2017.

“We do a possess programming.”

The BMW Group now employs around 600 people in development
of highly-automated driving. The infancy are program developers –
and their series is increasing. “We still do a possess programming
here and are obliged for implementing a possess ideas,” explains
André Müller, a program developer in a unconstrained pushing team.
“We use a latest technologies, such as ROS (Robot Operating
System), and are means to see a formula fast and directly in the
vehicle. It is intensely sparkling to be operative on such an important
area for a future.” André Müller is fervent to acquire new
colleagues. With a campus in Unterschleissheim, a BMW Group
continues to enhance a growth of highly-automated vehicles and
is looking for IT specialists and program developers in a areas
of synthetic intelligence, appurtenance training and information analysis.


All stream pursuit vacancies and information on fasten a BMW
Group can be found during
Software developer André Müller talks some-more about his work in an
talk during

(Interview in German language. Interview opportunities in
English are accessible any time on request).

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