Dell, the world’s biggest PC maker, and Google are teaming up to bring autonomous vehicles to market in 2021.
The US tech giants are teamING up to build self-driving cars and will build a prototype for the first time in 2021, the company said in a statement on Thursday.
The announcement follows the launch of the UK-based company’s first commercial autonomous vehicle, the Toyota Prius, at the Autonomous Vehicle Conference in the US.
The company also announced the launch in a blog post, which included the headline: “This year, we’re launching an entirely new era of mobility.”
Google and Dell have been working on self-parking technologies for years.
The two tech giants said in October that they were developing “a new generation of self-facing and self-navigating vehicles” that would be able to detect the location of their vehicles and give the driver the ability to take them home.
Dell has been working with Google and other companies to create autonomous vehicles that are both more autonomous and safer than the ones currently on the road.
“The automotive industry has been looking at ways to create self-driven cars since the mid-1990s,” Google said in its announcement.
“We are excited to see that our partners are bringing these technologies to market, and we look forward to bringing our technology to market as well.”
Google will be investing $20 million into the effort.
The company also said that it was looking to partner with “autonomous vehicle manufacturers” to build its vehicles.
The technology will have to be built and tested in the United States, though, so the first test drive won’t happen until 2021.
The cars will be used in California, Arizona, Nevada and other states, though.
Dellen is currently working on a self-propelled taxi called the Dell Dash.
That car is capable of cruising for up to two hours before needing to stop to recharge, according to the company.
Della is working on other vehicles as well, including an autonomous car that can drive around an obstacle course.
Delle, the UK technology company, announced its own plans for autonomous vehicles.
The firm is developing autonomous cars for use on the roads of the Netherlands and Norway.
The Dutch government recently granted a license to the UK firm to develop self-balancing autonomous vehicles and it is also working with autonomous vehicle manufacturer Waymo on autonomous trucks.
The Netherlands is also planning to launch a pilot project in 2021 to test autonomous trucks in the country.
The Dutch government has also given Waymo a five-year deal to help develop autonomous vehicles on its roads.