Mercedes-Benz self-driving taxi pilot coming to Silicon Valley in 2019

Daimler and automotive parts supplier Bosch will pilot a free self-driving ride-share service in the San Francisco Bay area starting in the second half of 2019, the companies announced this week. Using a custom version of NVIDIA’s autonomous vehicle technology, the two companies will offer rides in modified Mercedes-Benz cars along preselected routes. No further details were given about the location or size of the trial, as the companies said contracts are still being worked out. Daimler is still determining whether it will offer rides in Mercedes S-class cars, V-Class vans, or both. There will be a safety driver present in each vehicle, and Daimler is sticking with a steering wheel and pedals for now (unlike GM’s plans for its... Continue reading…

Mercedes-Benz self-driving taxi pilot coming to Silicon Valley in 2019

Daimler and automotive parts supplier Bosch will pilot a free self-driving ride-share service in the San Francisco Bay area starting in the second half of 2019, the companies announced ...

Wed 11 Jul 18 from The Verge

Bosch, Daimler will bring self-driving taxis to Silicon Valley - Roadshow

They'll rely on Nvidia's AV hardware to keep the shiny side up.

Wed 11 Jul 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

Mercedes boss Daimler teams up with Bosch to launch fleet of driverless taxis in California

The world's largest maker of premium cars and biggest automotive supplier gave few details about their robo-taxi program starting in California's Silicon Valley next year.

Wed 11 Jul 18 from Daily Mail

Daimler races to keep up on driverless cars

Daimler is teaming up with Bosch to launch a small fleet of driverless taxis in California next year.

Wed 11 Jul 18 from BBC Technology

Daimler, Bosch to deploy self-driving taxis in California test program

German automaker Daimler AG and auto supplier Bosch Corp [ROBSCJ.UL] will deploy self-driving taxis in California's Silicon Valley region next year as part of a test program of vehicles designed ...

Tue 10 Jul 18 from Reuters Technology

Your next driverless Uber will be powered by Nvidia hardware

Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler announced that it would power its fleet of Robotaxis with Nvidia supercomputers.

Wed 11 Jul 18 from Techradar

Daimler, NVidia, and Bosch are teaming up to build robo-taxis for the 2020s

Two auto institutions are joining with a relative newcomer to automotive tech to build fleets or fully robotic cabs in the coming years. Mercedes maker Daimler, one of the world’s oldest ...

Tue 10 Jul 18 from Fastcompany Tech

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