SHARE THIS ARTICLE

BMW and Mercedes-Benz could jointly develop the next generations of their compact cars — the BMW 1 series and the Mercedes A-class family — as part of a wider cooperation that would also include sharing technology for autonomous cars, a German newspaper reported.

The two automakers need to rein in costs so they can afford to invest billions in self-driving systems to avoid losing their technological edge to traditional rivals and newcomers such as Waymo, Handelsblatt said.

Sharing a compact-car architecture would save the two automakers billions in investment costs, the paper reported, quoting insiders with knowledge of the discussions.



Read Article


BMW And Mercedes Consider Sharing Future Small Car Platform

About the Author

Agent009

User Comments

Car4life1
zlives
PUGPROUD
dlin
malba2367
MDarringer

Add your Comments

Images hosted in your AgentSpace can now be posted in the comments section using the following syntax (case matters): [img]IMAGE URL[/img]
Example: [img]http://agent001.myautospies.com/images/sample.jpg[/img]