Volkswagen in talks on self-driving car standards

Volkswagen is in talks with other carmakers to set common standards for self-driving vehicle technology, Automotive News reported. The Volkswagen Group is discussing the initiative with more than 15 potential partners, according to the report, which cited an anonymous company executive. It did not identify any of the other companies involved.

Manufacturers including BMW have indicated that they would welcome common standards on aspects of self-driving cars including the configuration of their sensors. By merging such blueprints, they could hope to reduce costs as well as their individual accident liabilities in relation to shared technological choices.

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