BMW has partnered with US-based DXC Technology to support the development of autonomous vehicles via the High Performance D³ platform.

The carmaker has developed its own data platform known as D³ so that it can collect and analyse data generated by the global BMW test fleet.

To support this, BMW has decided to use DXC’s services to manage the voluminous data and simplify analysis and algorithmic training, and cut the time and cost to develop self-driving cars.

BMW’s manufacturing research and development teams will use DXC’s digital solution to collect, store and manage vehicle sensor data in seconds rather than days or weeks.

BMW Group autonomous driving and driver assistance senior vice-president Alejandro Vukotich said: “Autonomous driving is at the heart of BMW Group’s ‘Number One > Next’ strategy.

“DXC will greatly support our commitment to maximising 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.”

DXC is working to support autonomous driving research and development using its open-source ecosystem DXC Robotic Drive. Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.

“With the platform and tools provided by DXC, BMW engineers are able to significantly accelerate the engineering and testing of autonomous driving algorithms.”

The Robotic Drive is available on-premise or in a Cloud or hybrid environment. The system speeds up the autonomous driving development process, including data collection, storage and analysis to deployment of knowledge gained.

The solution enables engineers to use a single platform for storage and reduces the hardware and software requirements for processing and training, which is intended to save operational expenses and reduce complexity.

In addition, data can be collected worldwide and monitored centrally to enhance efficiency and reduce cost.

DXC Technology offerings executive vice-president and general manager Edward Ho said: “With the platform and tools provided by DXC, BMW engineers are able to significantly accelerate the engineering and testing of autonomous driving algorithms.”

Recently, BMW said that the company is planning to test the self-driving cars in Israel before the end of this year.

In March, BMW and Mercedes-Benz manufacturer Daimler teamed up to develop automated driving and driver assistance systems.