Delphi and Mobileye, two leading auto-parts suppliers, announced today that they are forming a partnership to develop a near-complete autonomous driving system by 2019. The plan is to create a mass-market, off-the-shelf system that can be plugged into a variety of vehicle types, from smaller cars to SUVs.
That’s interesting news. It sounds like they are going right at a market first attacked by Cruise and now by Comma.ai.
It’s unclear whether these systems will be sold directly to consumers, or to aftermarket automotive repair shops, or to OEMs.
And there’s this:
The companies say their Central Sensing Localization and Planning (CSLP) self-driving system will be Level 4 autonomous as defined by the Society of Automotive Engineers. That would mean the automated system can control the vehicle in all but a few environments such as severe weather, but only in approved areas. However, when the system is active, a driver would not be required to pay attention to the road.
The Verge has the whole scoop.