The Mercedes car manufacturer will begin testing self-managed taxis this year.
What is known
Mercedes-Benz paired with the manufacturer Bosch has long been working on the creation of a self-governing car. Head of Bosch Volkmar Denner said that companies are preparing for the first testing of such machines. The prototype will leave for the road in a few months. Denner did not pay too much attention to details, but promised that the production of self-controlled cars would begin in the next decade.
The head of the company said that it would not be a standard Mercedes model with sensors. The manufacturer initially worked on the concept of an autonomous self-managed auto. So, engineers managed to achieve better ergonomics and performance.
Mercedes and Bosch should hurry, as similar concept is considered and other concerns. For example, BMW is preparing a self-managed car for 2021, and Waymo has already ordered a thousand cars from Chrysler.
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