BMW has every intention of launching iNext, its first autonomous car, concurrently in China, Europe, and the United States, barring any regulatory resistance.
Speaking at an artificial intelligence and robotics conference in Shenzhen, Maximilian Doemling, the senior manager of the autonomous group, said:
“If you’re expecting autonomous function where you can be on the highway, press the button and the car does everything for you, like lane changing and driving, and you can play with smartphone, and you’re always safe, we had the big announcement with Intel and Mobileye that we will have the iNext in 2021.”
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It’s not surprising that BMW is prepared to launch iNext in China in the opening year