Audi to join Mercedes, BMW development alliance

Together they would develop advanced driving assistance systems

Audi is set to join an alliance with rivals Daimler and BMW to develop advanced driving assistance systems, German weekly Wirtschaftswoche said on Thursday. According to the newspaper, Audi, a unit of Volkswagen will announce the alliance at the Frankfurt auto show in early September.

As Reuters outlines, the companies are already developing highly automated driving functions to enable so-called level 3 autonomous driving on highways as well as automated parking. Despite the alliance, Volkswagen will continue to develop fully autonomous vehicles in cooperation with Ford, Wirtschaftswoche also said.

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