At 100, BMW sees radical new future in world of driverless cars


After a century building what it calls the “ultimate driving machine,” BMW is preparing for a world in which its customers will be mere passengers, and the cars will do the driving themselves.

Days before BMW’s 100th birthday, its board member for research and development described plans for a completely overhauled company, where half the R&D staff will be computer programmers, competing with the likes of Google parent Alphabet to build the brains for self-driving cars.

“We have some catching up to do in the area of machine learning and artificial intelligence,” Froehlich said.

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