The BMW Group (BMW:GR) has opened its new autonomous driving campus in Germany, Munich this week. This new centre reflects the company´s target to innovate and develop new standards for the future and to increase the sustainability leadership.
– 15 months ago, the BMW Group took the decision to pool together its development expertise in the fields of vehicle connectivity and highly / fully automated driving at a single location. The campus, which offers 23,000 square metres of office space with room for 1,800 employees, was completed in record time. The site’s optimum infrastructure, its proximity to the Research and Innovation Centre, and the nearby link to the motorway network helped to swing the decision in its favour, the company says in the press release.
The autonomous driving campus is using modern office interior design and technology in order to integrate the working as smooth as possible, from development to testing.
– This means, for example, that a software developer working at the new campus can immediately test out freshly written code in a vehicle that is just a short walk away, the company says.