Autonomous driving at Daimler
Daimler has been working on series development projects for both Level 3 and Level 4/5 vehicles for some time now. The Stuttgart-based company is building on its long-standing role in active safety systems, many of whose functionalities are programmed in-house from the outset. In San José in Silicon Valley, the first pilot for tests by Daimler and Bosch for self-steering vehicles (Level 4/5) in urban areas will be launched in 2019. This represents a further milestone in the existing cooperation between the two partners and will allow the collaboration to continue as planned. At the beginning of the coming decade, Daimler will launch both highly automated (Level 3) and fully automated (Level 4/5) vehicles on the market. As the only OEM worldwide, Daimler considers itself to be well positioned for all relevant applications of autonomous driving due to its complete portfolio from passenger cars to vans, buses and trucks, and therefore relies on scalable solutions for automated driving.