Daimler and Bosch to Test Self-Driving Taxis Next Year
The German companies follow in the footsteps of Waymo and GM’s Cruise
Daimler and Bosch say they’ll test a self-driving car in a ride-hailing service in California in 2019.
The two German companies didn’t say which model Mercedes car or SUV they’ll use, only that the first self-driving taxis will put safety drivers behind the wheel, just in case, and will incorporate Pegasus, Nvidia’s self-driving hardware and software package. According to Automotive News, later iterations of the car will use a Bosch system based on Nvidia hardware.
There’s a lot the companies didn’t say. For one, they haven’t selected the city in California where