BMW signs agreement with DXC Technology for driverless car development
DXC Technology signed an agreement to support BMW’s autonomous vehicle development via the High Performance D3 platform. DXC provides services designed to help deliver and simplify data analysis and algorithmic training to reduce the time and cost to develop autonomous vehicles.
The BMW Group High Performance D3 platform gathers massive amounts of road-travel data from the global BMW test fleet. Using DXC’s digital solution, BMW says its manufacturing research and development teams will be able to collect, store, and manage vehicle sensor data in seconds rather than days or weeks, resulting in faster autonomous drive development cycles.
“Autonomous driving is at the heart of BMW Group’s ‘Number One > Next’ strategy,” said Alejandro Vukotich, Senior Vice President, Autonomous Driving and Driver Assistance at BMW Group. “DXC will greatly support our commitment to maximizing innovation, which will benefit our customers. With the managed services, we are able to ramp up the solution to support the next stage of the future of BMW Group’s autonomous drive platform.”
“The next five years will be pivotal as technology and partner ecosystems continue to help revolutionize the automotive industry,” said Edward Ho, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Offerings, DXC Technology. “DXC welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with BMW Group to advance autonomous driving development capabilities. With the platform and tools provided by DXC, BMW engineers are able to significantly accelerate the engineering and testing of autonomous driving algorithms.”
A statement from DXC states that it is focused on enabling autonomous driving research and development by expediting engineering and testing cycles. An example of its capabilities is DXC Robotic Drive, which is designed to rapidly accelerate the autonomous driving development process—from data collection, storage, and analysis to deployment of evolved knowledge. Built on an open-source ecosystem, DXC Robotic Drive is available on-premise or in a cloud or hybrid environment. Engineers can work collaboratively and in an agile fashion regardless of their geographic locations.
The DXC Robotic Drive platform and toolkit are composed of digital analytics, cloud and platform services, and security and applications offerings. DXC offers a global network of Automotive Centers of Excellence.