Daimler and Bosch’s driverless parking is okay with human supervision
On the basis of Artificial Intelligence, we have come on a new roadmap on the long road to make self-driving systems truly independent.
Daimler and Bosch have now been approved by the German regulators to operate the automless driverless parking function without the human driver behind the wheel – it is making the first fully automatic parking function in the world.
SAE Level 4 has been officially approved for daily use. Nodes come in four years after companies start working together on technology.
Marcus Hein, a member of the Bush, said, “The decisions of officials show that innovations like auto-rowing are first possible in Germany.”
“Driverless driving and parking are important building blocks for yesterday’s traffic. Automatic parking system shows how much progress we have made on this road.”
Level 4 is a designation from SAE, which means that the vehicle can handle all aspects of driving without human intervention in some circumstances.
So far, there have been other level 4 experiences in the business, but all those behind the wheel have been included as backups.
Bosch, one of the world’s largest suppliers of technical equipment and equipment, is the basic component of the automated parking function, which works in coordination with Daimler technology on Mercedes-Benz cars. Users can use the standalone car service through the smartphone app.
Bosch and Daimler began to develop fully automatic parking without the driver in 2015. These included the initial partnership car 2 ango, Daimler’s vehicle partnership unit.
Companies first participated in the so-called automatic rowing ceremony in the garage of the Mercedes-Benz Museum in 2017.
The following year, after intense trials, the museum visitors were able to test the automated parking service with an important warning: the human safety driver was always behind the wheel.
Visitors were able to conveniently book the vehicles using the Smartphone app. Their car will freely reach a dedicated parking spot in the garage. Once the visitors pass, they can add them to the landing area.
The vehicle will then be directed by its location from its location to its specified parking spaces, garage infrastructure and ship censor.
The pilot program was quite narrow and restrictive to include the security driver.
But it was an important objective for Bosch and Daimler and even other companies who hoped to deploy automatic driving operations in Germany.
In Germany, there is no formal approval process for automated driving operations without the human driver.
From the beginning, Bush and Daimler were involved in Stuttgart, the Ministry of Transportation in Baden-Württemberg and specialists of the German certification agency TÜV Rheinland.
As no one can expect, the group assessed the safety of the parking function for Bush and Daimler.
But this process helped the regulators to come up with the guidelines for testing and approval criteria, which can be implemented after the pilot project in the garage of Stuttgart.
For example, Bosch and Daimler tested the light concepts in the AV Pilot Project. Companies used turquoise lights to tell that the car was in automated driving mode and informed passers-by and other road users that the car was driving itself.
Recently released SAE 3134 shows the insights of Bush and Daimler in these lightweight tests.
This is not the only Bosch-Daimler project in business. The companies formed a partnership in 2017 to bring fully independent vehicles on urban roads “with the beginning of the next decade.”
Last year, companies announced plans to test Robotaxi service in San Jose, California.
The Robotoxy experiment, which will use the Mercedes-Benz S-Class automatic vehicles, is set to begin in the second half of 2019 between San Jose Carlos Corridor and Stevens Creek between Central and West San Jose.
Pilot will use the on-demand express delivery service operated by Daimler Mobility Services.
All the rides will be monitored by a security driver.
At the same time, Bush is building a $ 1.1 billion facility to produce semiconductor production for self-driving cars, Smart Home and Smart City Infrastructure.
Dresden-based wafer chip is going to start commercially in silicon production in 2021, and construction is expected to be completed in 2019.