Munich / Reutlingen (dpa / lsw) - According to the Munich car company, the BMW involved in a fatal accident near Reutlingen was "not an autonomous vehicle". The company contradicted statements by the police, according to which the accident car was “an autonomous e-test vehicle”. BMW announced on Tuesday: "The vehicle has level 2 driver assistance systems, which are already installed in production vehicles and support the driver if desired. With level 2 vehicles, the driver always remains responsible ." Only in the case of highly automated vehicles from level 3 onwards can the driver fully delegate driving to the vehicle under certain conditions.
BMW said: "We are currently in the process of investigating the exact circumstances. Of course, we are in close contact with the authorities. One thing is already certain: the BMW vehicle involved was not an autonomous vehicle."
One person was killed in the traffic accident on the B28 on Monday afternoon and nine people were seriously injured. According to the police, the BMW iX – a large, fully electric SUV – got into the oncoming lane in a curve.