Audi to join Mercedes, BMW development alliance: paper

Audi networks with traffic lights in Europe

Audi is set to join an alliance with rivals Daimler  and BMW  to develop advanced driving assistance systems, German weekly Wirtschaftswoche said on Thursday.

The companies are developing highly automated driving functions to enable so-called level 3 autonomous driving on highways as well as automated parking.

Audi, a unit of Volkswagen will announce the alliance at the Frankfurt auto show in early September, Wirtschaftswoche said.

Volkswagen will continue to develop fully autonomous vehicles in cooperation with Ford , Wirtschaftswoche said.