BMW, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data for the Car of the Future

German car company aims to make Level 5 self-driving cars by leveraging Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

One of the sectors furthest ahead in the digital transformation process is the automotive industry, which is experimenting before others with production solutions based on the latest technologies. The German company BMW, for example, will employ Big Data and artificial intelligence for the cars of the future.

In fact, it is already doing so. In fact, the Teutonic automaker is specifically using Big Data and different data analysis models during production. As is well known, macro information collected by new digital instrumentation is one of the pillars on which Industry 4.0 is based. BMW's next step, we learn, is to employ Big Data and artificial intelligence not only to build cars, but also on the cars themselves. The goal is to make self-driving smart vehicles that are able to process information and make decisions without human support.

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The German company would like to bring its cars, in the not too distant future, to reach level 5, which in the field of autonomous driving is the highest degree. Cars, which reach this standard, are able, in fact, to "proceed" completely on their own. Above all, Level 5 means that the vehicle will no longer need human intervention to tackle the road. BMW points to Big Data and artificial intelligence to achieve this result.

The northern European company will almost certainly work on self-driving cars with Intel, also being able to count on the know-how of Mobileye, a company specializing in computer vision (i.e. computer vision, a technique that tries to give machines an almost human view) purchased by the U.S. multinational.