When it comes to autonomous vehicle technology, BMW isn’t one to remember. That is true especially when it comes to players such as Waymo, Baidu, Tesla, Lyft and even Uber. Still, BMW isn’t completely ignoring the fact but based on what they have published, it seems that they may be a little behind in the peers.
For one, BMW talks about their BMW Personal CoPilot and when compared to the 5 levels of automation (SAE has 6 levels of automation which we covered here), level 3 seems to be a future technology for their cars. Compare that to the likes of Waymo and Lyft who are testing out fully autonomous vehicles on public roads, BMW definitely has a lot to catch up on.