Volkswagen Group to partner with Mobileye on autonomous driving

VW Group plans to expand its partnership with Intel’s Mobileye into autonomous driving after it decided to stop investing in self-driving startup Argo AI, two sources said.

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  The report said that the Volkswagen Group plans to launch a self-driving taxi service in 2025, and Mobileye is likely to become a partner of the Volkswagen Group’s self-driving taxi service. One of the people said, “If the cooperation with partners has achieved good results, then cooperation in other fields is also reasonable.” Previously, Mobileye has reached cooperation with Volkswagen Group’s software business Cariad in the field of autonomous driving technology. .

  Volkswagen Group declined to comment on whether Mobileye will replace Argo AI in its upcoming self-driving ride-hailing service in Hamburg, Germany. A spokesman for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles told the media that the self-driving car-hailing program is still going, and the target for 2025 is unchanged.

  VW is in advanced talks with a partner that will supply the ID Buzz car with autonomous driving systems and “will announce a partner shortly,” the spokesman said. The new partner has begun road testing of the ID Buzz prototype. “We’re not just starting these things, but we’re already testing and working with new partners,” the spokesman said. The Volkswagen Group already operates MOIA car-sharing vehicles in Hamburg, but the vehicles have drivers.

  Currently, Cariad is developing partially and highly automated driving functions for the Volkswagen Group’s passenger car brands and is working with Horizon in China and Bosch in other regions. In addition, in the field of high-performance chips for autonomous driving, the Volkswagen Group has also established a cooperative relationship with Qualcomm.