Mercedes launches Robotaxi tests in the USADecember 2, 2019
The German concern began testing unmanned taxi in collaboration with Bosch. The drone fleet has about 30 cars, most of which are Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
Earlier, Daimler CEO Ola Kallenus reported that Mercedes’s unmanned control technology will be used for commercial vehicles. However, now it became known about the beginning of the Robotaxi trials in California. The drones are created in collaboration with Bosch.
This autonomous fleet has about 30 cars, most of which are Mercedes S-class models equipped with sensors. In the photo you can see the long-range lidar, video cameras, many rangefinders and other sensors.
It is assumed that these cars are able to work in a fully autonomous mode. But security measures require constant monitoring by the driver. Previously, the German concern has already conducted tests of its own fourth-level drone in Germany, but in the United States this will be the first experience.
One of the sources of information noted that the project is under active development. The company is trying to improve the efficiency and accuracy of the system. An entire division works for this, and options for synergies with other companies are also being considered. This will help brands avoid duplication of technology and development costs.
Meanwhile, the new Mercedes GLA is unveiled at the official teaser. The debut of the compact crossover will take place as part of a special event on December 11, 2019.
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