Fully self-driving cars look to be the future of the industry. Although most major automakers are working hard developing autonomous vehicles, we’ll still have to wait for quite some time before they will officially be released.
In order to speed things up as much as possible, Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, has recently announced that it is joining forces with Bosch. The goal of the new partnership is to develop software and algorithms for an autonomous driving system that will help bring fully automated (SAE Level 4) and driverless (SAE Level 5) vehicles to the roads by the beginning of the next decade.
In the past, we have seen quite a few other partnerships between companies hoping to speed up the development of autonomous vehicles. Volvo joined forces with Uber, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) partnered up with Google, just to name a few. Now, Daimler and Bosch have joined that list.
According to the official press release, Bosch and Daimler want to improve the flow of traffic in cities as well as enhance the safety on the road with the autonomous driving system they are developing. Fully self-driving cars do have the potential to significantly reduce the number of accidents on the roads, which is something that we all want to see. However, there’s still a long road ahead of us before that becomes a reality.