BMW just went all in to secure a massive ground in the forth coming revolution of Autonomous Cars. The German automaker revealed that it had set aside $240 Million to build more efficient electric car batteries. Alongside that, the company has now said that it’s spending $118 million to build a test track for its self-driving and electric cars. The track is going to be located in the Czech Republic.
The track will span 1,200 acres and it’s going to be a proving ground for the company’s autonomous cars. The development work is going to pick up steam at the start of the next decade, the company has confirmed. This new proposal came in after BMW’s existing testing facilities at Munich, France and Sweden could no longer accommodate its expanding tests of autonomous cars.
BMW is aiming to launch its highly automated iNEXT model in 2021. It’s working with the likes of Intel, Delphi, and Mobileye to further its work on driverless cars. BMW is also planning to offer as many as 25 battery-powered vehicles by 2025. It plans on making half of them fully electric.