A few days ago, audi ag joined the AVSC, which includes automobile manufacturers and technology companies, and is committed to jointly developing autonomous driving technology. Daimler, Ford, GM, Honda, Toyota, Lyft, Uber and SAE are all members of AVSC.
It is reported that audi ag is taking a series of measures to develop future travel services and solutions related to autonomous driving. In July 2019, Volkswagen announced that it had invested about 2.6 billion U.S. dollars (about 18 billion yuan) in Argo AI, an autonomous driving platform. In October, audi ag announced the establishment of an autonomous driving subsidiary, which will integrate the autonomous driving system into Volkswagen's models in the future and form an industrial scale.
AVSC is one of the plans of SAE technology alliance, which was officially launched in April 2019. The overall goal of the alliance is to speed up the unification of the industry standard of the automatic driving system and put it into practice, eventually improving the public's confidence and understanding of autopilot.
Audi ag said that in the process of developing the industry standard and practice of autonomous driving, the industry must cooperate. At present, Uber has made rapid progress in the research of autonomous driving technology among alliance members, while Ford plans to launch a fully autonomous vehicle before 2021, and Toyota may achieve this goal faster. Cruise, a subsidiary of General Motors, is also focusing on the research of autonomous driving technology. Although Cruise, a subsidiary of GM, delayed the commercialization of autonomous driving, Dan Ammann, CEO of Cruise, pointed out that GM intends to launch autonomous driving shared ride service at a lower cost, so that autonomous vehicles will eventually surpass the popularity of traditional vehicles.