BMW does not seem to be taking a break from building up its electric segment. The company which unveiled its curtain raiser for a completely electrified lineup with the Vision iNext, is working on the next addition to the same lineup.

The German auto giant is working with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Magna International, Intel and Mobileye to develop a new self-driving platform for the entire auto industry by 2021.

The German auto giant is working with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Magna International, Intel and Mobileye to develop a new self-driving platform

The primary goal for the collaboration is to develop a scalable system which can offer all various stages of autonomy depending on the usage to the highest, Level 5.

“At the moment, I have a large number of interested parties, but for the first generation it’s already almost too late,” Froehlich told Automotive News Europe on the sidelines of an iNext presentation in Munich.

On a similar note, Volkswagen is also reportedly in discussions with other automakers for a massive alliance to bear costs of autonomous tech

“Many OEMs are becoming aware of just how difficult this all is and they are approaching us so they can at least take part in the second generation,” he said, adding this would likely debut around 2024.

On a similar note, Volkswagen is also reportedly in discussions with other automakers for a massive alliance to split the costs and risks of developing new autonomous technology in order for better insulation from lawsuits. However, when asked if Volkswagen had approached BMW for the same, Froehlich told Automotive News that the company was in principle open to discussion with every automaker.