A model displays the charging plug of a BMW i3 electric car during the Auto China 2016 in Beijing, China, April 25, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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German luxury vehicle maker BMW AG plans more deals with mining companies to secure electric vehicle battery materials, and is open to forming alliances to share the costs of developing autonomous-vehicle systems, the automaker's research and development chief told Reuters. BMW management board member Klaus Froehlich said automakers and large suppliers are beginning to discuss how to agree on one standard for autonomous-vehicle systems. Froehlich has said in the past automakers and suppliers should agree on a single standard.Froehlich made his comments before a report in Automotive News Friday that Volkswagen AG is interested in an industry alliance to standardize autonomous vehicle systems.BMW has previously disclosed agreements with Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd and South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. However, Froehlich said those companies will supply batteries using a proprietary BMW design.
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