German companies say they want to democratize partially and highly automated driving by adapting it to series production from next year.
The constructor to develop systems of , aiming to be marketed from 2023. The subsidiary of Volkswagen, Cariad, will develop with Bosch features that allow drivers to temporarily take their hands off the wheel “, detailed the two German groups in a press release. Intended for models of , these systems will also be accessible to other manufacturers, customers of the equipment supplier, they added.and the equipment supplier announced on Tuesday the conclusion of a vast
These will include so-called level 2 autonomous systems, which will allow the driver to momentarily let go of the steering wheel while remaining attentive, ” in the city, in the countryside and on the highway “. The two partners will also develop a level 3 system on the motorway. This level of autonomy, the most advanced currently, available in certain top-of-the-range cars, allows the driver to divert his gaze from the road and to give the vehicle all the driving. However, the driver retains the possibility of taking control at any time and must intervene within a certain period of time if the vehicle requests it. The ability to develop a fully automated, Level 4 driving system will be “ assessed ».
Massive Volkswagen investment
The partnership must be based on data collected ” using one of the largest fleets of connected vehicles in the world “, which offers a ” hugeto take autonomous driving systems to the next level said Mathias Pillin, IT Solutions Manager at Bosch. ” More than a thousand employees “, current and new recruits, of the two groups will work together on the project, whose financial details have not been revealed. At the heart of the race and connected of the future, software has become strategic for , an area where it plans to invest 27 billion euros by 2025.