BMW, TTTech Auto team up for safety in automated driving

BMW has chosen TTTech Auto as the development partner for automated driving functions. They will develop functional applications aim to bring automated driving level 3 and 4 to highways until 2021, enhancing safety and comfort for the driver and passengers. TTTech Auto is specialised in leading safety software and hardware platforms for automated driving.

“As we develop a modular, non-exclusive platform for autonomous driving, TTTech Auto’s expertise in functional and software safety and security is extremely valuable. Together, we are determined to bring safe Level 3 automated driving to the market in 2021. We are excited to be working together here at our new BMW Group Autonomous Driving Campus,” said Elmar Frickenstein, Senior Vice President for Fully Automated Driving and Driver Assistance at BMW.

This cooperation is part of BMW’s enhanced activities in the field of automated driving. For the development process with partners like TTTech, BMW is implementing “LeSS” (Large Scale Scrum) for efficient software development. This agile software development model with very few hierarchical levels and a large number of small teams will ensure the highest velocity in the development.

“We are very proud that we will be able to contribute with our software and safety know-how to BMW’s automated driving programme that is open for partners. Our engineering team is excited to working with BMW and its partners to bring this highly advanced driving project safely on the road,” said Stefan Poledna, member of the executive board at TTTech Auto.

The functional applications to be developed with TTTech Auto will tackle demanding new functionalities that enhance safety and will create a completely new driving experience. TTTech Auto’s automotive experts have already gained extensive experience in automated driving programs with several key industry players and successfully developed the safety software platform MotionWisefor series production.

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