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Technology Mercedes and Bosch commence self-driving trials in San Jose

15:30  09 december  2019
15:30  09 december  2019 Source:   engadget.com

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Don't be surprised to see self - driving S-Classes wafting about the streets of San Jose , thanks to a Bosch /Benz partnership. Thankfully for those people, German Tier 1 supplier Bosch and Mercedes are working on a self - driving car test platform that will ferry people between San Jose , California's

Another autonomous ride-hailing test project has popped up in the U.S. This time, Daimler and Bosch , one of the largest automotive tech and hardware suppliers in the world, are partnering to pilot a robotaxi service in San Jose , California. The program will use automated Mercedes -Benz S Class vehicles

Do you know the way to San Jose? It doesn't matter if you're in a self-driving car. As they previewed earlier this year, Bosch and Mercedes-Benz have commenced trials for an automated ride-hailing service in the Silicon Valley city of San Jose. To start with, autonomous S-Class Mercedes-Benz vehicles (with safety drivers at the wheel) will shuttle "a select group of users" between North San Jose and downtown.

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The busy San Carlos/Stevens Creek corridor between west San Jose and downtown should be good test for the self-driving tech used by Mercedes and Bosch. Rather than just playing with prototypes, the companies want to create a production-ready SAE Level 4/5 self-driving system that can be built into different makes and models. To do that, they're using a combination of AI, a million-square foot proving ground in Stuttgart and the real world San Jose ride-hailing tests.

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Mercedes -Benz parent company Daimler and auto supplier Bosch plan to launch a self - driving car pilot for the public in San Jose , California, in the second half of The pilot puts Daimler and Bosch on roughly the same pace as General Motors and slightly behind former Google car company Waymo.

Bosch and Daimler announced Thursday that the two will deploy an automated, on-demand ride-hailing service in San Jose . Slated to begin in the second Bosch . Mercedes -Benz has had a permit to test autonomous vehicles in California since 2014, so the legal side of things is already settled, and it's

San Jose is expected to grow by 40 percent over the next two years, so the city wants to see the impact of autonomous cars. "We want to know more about how automated vehicles can help improve safety and reduce congestion, as well as make mobility more available, sustainable, and inclusive," said San Jose project director Dolan Beckel in a statement. "If automated driving is to become everyday reality, the technology has to work reliably and safely."

a car parked on the side of a road: Mercedes-Benz and Bosch for an app-based ridesharing servic© Provided by Engadget Mercedes-Benz and Bosch for an app-based ridesharing servic

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The question is no longer "where's my flying car," but "am I willing to get in one?" Uber and Hyundai certainly hope so, as they unveiled the S-A1 flying taxi concept could one day shuttle you at up to 180 MPH from one hub to another. Speaking of a company going outside its wheelhouse, Sony unveiled the Vision-S EV replete with sensors and copious screens. Not to be outdone, Mercedes unveiled its own future-tastic self-driving AVTR EV and decided to do a tie-in with James Cameron's Avatar, for some reason. Next, we hopped into Audi's AI:Me for an autonomous spin, complete with a VR headset.

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