BMW Vows to Release Self-Driving Vehicles in China in 2021

The German automotive giant will go head-to-head with Tesla in the years to come.

By
Automotive
1,699 Hypes 0 Comments

Five years from now, Tesla could be facing some stiff competition in the realm of autonomous vehicles: BMW has announced a plan to launch a self-driving car in 2021 — in China, no less. Announced at an artificial intelligence summit in the country over the weekend by BMW Group’s senior manager for highly automated driving, Maximilian Doemling, the ambitious plan sees the German automaker working alongside Intel and Mobileye — an Israeli firm that develops cameras and corresponding software for automotive manufacturers — on the development of the vehicle, which will be capable of driving autonomously at the push of a button, according to Doemling. And that’s not all BMW has on tap: the Germans also announced the release of an all-electric car with autonomous capabilities for that same year — one meant to be fully autonomous by 2025.

So will the so-called Project i20 be as show-stopping as BMW’s Vision Next 100 concept?

Stay tuned.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Hiroshi Fujiwara's "FLOWER HUDDLE" Exhibition to Return
Arts

Hiroshi Fujiwara's "FLOWER HUDDLE" Exhibition to Return

Fujiwara and Kyoto Seika University bring back their floral-centric display.

Patta Delivers Casual Wardrobe Essentials for 2016 Fall/Winter Lookbook
Fashion

Patta Delivers Casual Wardrobe Essentials for 2016 Fall/Winter Lookbook

Subdued sweatshirts, bold graphic tees and more.

Capone-N-Noreaga Spit "T.O.N.Y. (Top of New York)" for Their Supreme Collaboration
Fashion

Capone-N-Noreaga Spit "T.O.N.Y. (Top of New York)" for Their Supreme Collaboration

Celebrating the street classic’s 20th anniversary.


Stormzy Gets Romantic On New Song, “Birthday Girl”
Music 

Stormzy Gets Romantic On New Song, “Birthday Girl”

Dedicated to his girlfriend, Maya Jama.

'Hidden Figures' Celebrates Unsung African-American Heroines
Entertainment

'Hidden Figures' Celebrates Unsung African-American Heroines

Watch Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janella Monáe defy stereotypes to a soundtrack by Pharrell Williams.

The iPhone 7 Might be Completely Waterproof
Tech

The iPhone 7 Might be Completely Waterproof

A new patent awarded to Apple suggests so.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.