Munich/Stuttgart . The BMW Group and Daimler AG are to join forces on automated driving. Initially, the focus will be on advancing the development of next-generation technologies for driver assistance systems, automated driving on highways and parking features (up to SAE Level 4). The two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly develop this technology, which is key for future mobility. The BMW Group and Daimler AG view their partnership as a long-term, strategic cooperation and aim to make next-level technologies widely available by the middle of the coming decade.Mountain View, CA, (March 14, 2019)… BMW i Ventures today announced an investment in Bright Machines, the company delivering intelligent, software-defined manufacturing for the next generation of products. Bright Machines is helping computer, electronic, and automotive brands improve product quality, throughput, and factory optimization, while cutting costs and time to market.