(Bloomberg) -- BMW AG will dispatch a fleet of autonomousvehicles to U.S. and European cities in this year’s second half,the next step in its partnership with Mobileye NVand Intel Corp. to introduce fully self-driving vehiclesby 2021.

The German automaker will put 40 of its 7-Series sedans on theroad and train them to drive in urban areas, Klaus Froehlich, BMW’shead of development, said in an interview. The goal is to apply thegathered data toward producing the iNext, which will supplant the7-Series as the BMW brand’s flagship model and be capable of fullautonomy four years from now.

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