- Co-operation will focus on autonomous driving, connectivity, electrification and services (ACES).
BMW Group and Jaguar Land Rover announced plans of focusing on co-operation to help develop next-level electrification technology. The co-operation between the two manufacturers aims to share know-how and resources in terms of autonomous driving, connectivity, electrification and services (ACES).
Under the collaboration, both companies plan to take advantage of efficiencies arising from shared research and development and production planning. Apart from that, the electric development program will also benefit from economies of scale in terms of joint procurement across the supply chain.
A team of Jaguar Land Rover and BMW Group experts, located in Munich, will engineer the EDUs (Electronic Drive Unit) for future mobility solutions. Both partners will develop the systems to deliver the specific characteristics required for their respective range of products. However, the EDUs will be manufactured by each partner at their respective production facilities. This development of multiple new technologies is required for the company to meet customer and regulatory requirements around the world, which often vary by market.