The leading luxury automaker is developing next-generation BMW vehicles with AWS and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Ride Vision platform to speed time to market and increase efficiency.
Seattle & Munich—September 5, 2023—The BMW Group has chosen Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the preferred cloud provider for its automated driving platform. BMW Group will use AWS to develop its Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) to innovate new features in its next-generation vehicles.New class”, which will be launched in 2025. The new cloud-based system will use BMW’s pre-existing Cloud Data Hub on AWS and AWS computing, generative artificial intelligence (generative AI), Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning and storage capabilities to help accelerate the delivery of highly automated BMW vehicles.
„Over the next decade, consumer habits and expectations will drive more changes in the automotive industry than we have seen in the past 30 years,” said Dr. Nicolai Martin said. “This is the beginning of a new era of highly automated driving fueled by innovations in technology and engineering. By collaborating with AWS, the BMW Group, together with our partner Qualcomm Technologies, is developing a new automated driving platform on a scalable, secure and reliable AWS infrastructure. „We’re harnessing the power of AWS to help with next-generation BMW’s automated driving and parking functions.”
ADAS supports today’s drivers with early warning systems and capabilities that make driving safer and more comfortable. These systems use advanced software and onboard sensors to provide driver warnings, automatic braking and steering functions that help improve the vehicle’s performance on the road. By building the next-generation ADAS platform on AWS, BMW Group engineers can quickly respond to customer requests and deliver new features that help improve the driving experience. This performance, supported by the cloud, will enable BMW to continuously innovate its features New class Vehicles and drivers will focus on the on-road experience.
BMW Group has partnered with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. to co-develop next-generation automated driving systems based on the open and modular Snapdragon Ride platform. Associated with The systems feature an integrated Ride Vision software stack to enable 360-degree perception of the vehicle. Together with AWS and Qualcomm Technologies, BMW Group engineers have access to leading hardware, vision software and cloud capabilities in an end-to-end automated driving development platform. Placing BMW Group’s automated driving platform in the cloud helps break down development silos within BMW Group’s automotive software teams and fosters greater global collaboration with suppliers to accelerate automated driving innovation.
„As the automotive industry evolves toward new high-performance, low-power and highly software-defined vehicle architectures, we are proud to continue our long-term strategic collaboration with the BMW Group to develop safer and more driver assistance technologies powered by safer AI,” said Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. „This strategic relationship with AWS and BMW brings together cutting-edge technologies from their respective industries to deliver a modern cloud software development environment,” said Nakul Dugal, senior vice president and general manager, Automotive and Cloud Computing.
The BMW Group is using AWS to scale to handle large increases in data generation and automated development of driving functions. As automakers roll out high-level automated driving features like adaptive cruise control, parking assist and pilot driving, vehicles are generating more data for engineering teams to analyze and use for future operations. This cloud-based infrastructure will help provide the basis for the BMW Group to develop and deliver new functions to its vehicles even faster, such as lane departure assistance, automatic lane change or hands-free driving functions.
AWS Services will enable this new, scalable automated driving platform to run based on a common reference framework, accelerating the development lifecycle and scaling it across all BMW models. For example, the platform provides the infrastructure needed to process, catalog, and store millions of miles of real-time driving data on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) can search, identify and visualize relevant driving scenarios to build and train models by engineers and data scientists Amazon Sagemaker, an AWS service for building, training, and deploying machine learning models in the cloud and at the edge. Engineers can also create large-scale simulations on AWS compute instances for validation. With this approach, the BMW Group can test and validate new software versions more efficiently, helping to ensure system security and shorten time to market.
“Automated driving is more than just a convenience; It also aims to provide driver assistance technology that helps prevent injuries and save lives,” said Wendy Bauer, general manager of automotive and manufacturing at AWS. „BMW Group’s international implementation of these systems requires an approach capable of processing and analyzing large amounts of data, as well as learning and innovation, so that automakers can develop safe and reliable ADAS and automation systems. By working with AWS and Qualcomm Technologies, BMW Group can provide its customers with secure , has the necessary tools to help realize its vision of providing premium, high-performance and highly automated driving functions.
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About the BMW Group
With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also offers premium financing and mobility services. The BMW Group manufacturing network consists of more than 30 production sites worldwide; The company has a global sales network in more than 140 countries. In 2022, the BMW Group sold almost 2.4 million passenger vehicles and more than 202,000 motorcycles worldwide. Profit before taxes in fiscal 2022 was 23.5 billion euros on revenues worth 142.6 billion euros. As of December 31, 2022, the BMW Group has 149,475 employees. The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company sets the course for the future at an early stage, focusing sustainability and efficient resource management in its strategic direction, from the supply chain to production to the end of use phase of all products.