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Next year Mercedes will introduce self-propelled taxis in California.
As in a Tough Mudder, you have some strategy when it comes to racing for the introduction of a taxi-like vehicle ride system. It may have taken them a few years to realise that common autonomic automobiles could destroy their commercial models by reselling human-powered automobiles to individuals - but they are now making genuine headway towards the finishing line.
Today, the Mercedes-Benz mother corporation Daimler took a careful leap into the marsh and announced that it was planning to introduce a self-propelled autopilot somewhere in Silicon Valley next year. While Daimler calls its services an "automated shuttle," it does not refer to a dizzying, slow-moving truck. It starts with a luxurious sedan line of the S-Class and B-Class tailgates, with long-term designs for cars dedicated to independent travel, such as the F 015 "Luxury in Motion" introduced a few years ago.
"There is hardly a single enterprise that can master this task alone," says Uwe Keller, manager of the Daimler Group' autonomic drive division. This is why Daimler is working with Bosch, one of the world's biggest automobile component manufacturers, which has a long history of success in the construction of proactive security and some of the semi-autonomous components used in today E.ON's high-end automobiles.
They will work together on the sensor systems with which these cars see the outside and on the driver decision making process. Tackling the huge stack of information that a range of Lidar-based laser probes, radar, cameras et al. can generate is one of the biggest tasks for any stand-alone car.
One Bosch stand-alone camera produces 100 GB of information per 0.62 mile. Both Bosch and Daimler expect to need the processing capacity of six state-of-the-art desktops in every automobile to cope, but size and energy usage make it an apparent non-starter. Daimler will collaborate with Nvida, whose Pegasus AI super computer represents its best ever blend of minimum energy usage and maximal output - 300 trillion surgeries per second.
While Nvidia is already working on independent endeavors with more than 370 other automobile manufacturers, Daimler and Bosch have made their mark. "You have very specific, articulate blueprints for new vehicle classes," says Danny Shapiro, Nvidia's chief executive of automotives. Plan to put these cars on the street. In recent years, Daimler has developed the various technology needed to operate a taxi-drive.
There is a Uber-like application, My Taxi, which is used in 50 major towns across Europe. Daimler fleets are managed, as you know, by Daimler fleets to administer, replenish and maintain the vehicle population. Last weekend, he became the first multinational automaker to receive a driver's licence to test autonomy on the roads of Beijing, China, the world's biggest automobile city.