How a pair of auto industry giants are fast-tracking ‘level 5’ driverless cars for 2019

Image: Volvo Ford has promised autonomous vehicles by 2021. Tesla’s upcoming Model 3, slated for 2017, could be capable of a more advanced form of self-driving than it currently offers with its Autopilot beta. But on Tuesday, a partnership announced by Mobileye and Delphi—developers of parts for driverless vehicles—promises to bring level 4 and 5 autonomous driving capability to automakers across the globe by 2019. “Regulators want fewer injuries and fatalities, city planners want to reduce congestion and commuters want less traffic and to more productively use time during their commute,” said Kevin Clark, president and CEO of Delphi Mobile. “We all agree that autonomous vehicles are the key to addressing these challenges,” he said. “They’re the promise-land.” To get there, the companies, who have collaborated for 15 years, plan…


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