Daimler and Bosch Want Driverless Taxis Already in Five Years

A “series-ready system for driverless cars in public urban road traffic”: Daimler and Bosch want to bring this together to the market by the beginning of the coming decade.

Originally in 2030, everything was going to be much quicker: Daimler and Bosch wanted to develop the self-propelled car for urban traffic by the beginning of the coming decade, i.e. in about five years.

Together, the Stuttgart-based car mechanic and the world’s largest supplier want to develop software and algorithms for an autonomous driving system that makes the fully automated (SAE-Level 4) and driverless (SAE-Level 5) driving possible. The vehicles should help, among other things, to improve traffic flow in cities and increase safety on the roads, Daimler shares.

Behind the cooperation with Boch is the idea of a robot

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A “series-ready system for driverless cars in public urban road traffic”: Daimler and Bosch want to bring this together to the market by the beginning of the coming decade.

Originally in 2030, everything was going to be much quicker: Daimler and Bosch wanted to develop the self-propelled car for urban traffic by the beginning of the coming decade, i.e. in about five years.

Together, the Stuttgart-based car mechanic and the world’s largest supplier want to develop software and algorithms for an autonomous driving system that makes the fully automated (SAE-Level 4) and driverless (SAE-Level 5) driving possible. The vehicles should help, among other things, to improve traffic flow in cities and increase safety on the roads, Daimler shares.

Behind the cooperation with Boch is the idea of a robot taxis. In certain city areas, users should be able to order self-employed car-sharing cars via a smartphone app, which brings them to the goal, while they can devote themselves to other things.

The vehicle comes to the driver, not the driver to the vehicle,” Daimler summarizes. Corresponding business models are to be implemented until 2025.

It was only recently that Bosch presented its self-learning auto computer for autonomous vehicles. Over the next four years, the company plans to invest 300 million euros in AI research. The core of the so-called “brain for self-propelled cars” is a chipset from Nvidia. The graphics card manufacturer is currently positioning itself as a partner to the auto industry.

It includes regulations for fully automated driving, but not for the autonomous operation of cars, which may start off completely without a steering wheel or the attention of the occupants.

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