BMW and Daimler to join forces on driverless technology

BMW and Daimler say they will work together on autonomous driving, a collaboration closely following their “urban mobility” merger launched six days ago.

The luxury rivals in carmaking said they have agreed on a “long-term strategic co-operation” with a goal of developing and scaling future technology more rapidly. The plan includes working on autonomous technology for both highways and urban areas…

Herbert Diess, chief executive of the Volkswagen Group, told the Financial Times last week that “it’s a possibility” that VW, too, would co-operate with BMW and Daimler on autonomous technology.