Plug-and-Play Autonomy Could Soon Turn Your Car Into a Self-Driving Robot

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The latest such project is a newly announced partnership between the GM tech spinoff Delphi Automotive and Israeli machine vision company Mobileye. Both companies are no stranger to self-driving car technology: they both supply sensors and software to big-name automakers, including the technology behind Volvo’s vehicle detection systems and, until recently, Tesla’s Autopilot.

But while both companies work closely with car manufacturers—Mobileye is working with BMW to put an autonomous car on the road by 2021, for instance—other large automakers, such as Ford, are building systems in-house. Now, according to the Wall Street Journal, the pair plans to invest “several hundred million dollars” in developing an off-the-shelf autonomous driving system, presumably for use by automakers who don’t have the capacity or inclination for such research and development.

Read the source article at MIT Technology Review