Daimler will be engaged in the mass production of unmanned vehicles

Daimler займется массовым выпуском беспилотных автомобилей

A driverless car during testing in Beijing

Until the end of the year, Daimler, together with a group of companies Robert Bosch will conduct the first tests self-driving cars in Silicon valley.

Based in Stuttgart carmaker Daimler wants from 2021 to establish the mass production of cars with automatic control system. This was stated by Michael Hafner, head of self-driving Mercedes-Benz. An interview with him Die magazine Automobilwoche published on Saturday, March 16.

“We are preparing to release a large number of robotic taxis, starting in 2021”, he said.

According to Hafner in the second half of this year, Daimler in cooperation with the German group Robert Bosch GmbH will hold the first test vehicles in the San Jose, Silicon valley, West California.

The first markets are expected to be the US and Europe, later also China will be added. At the first stage it is planned to produce more than 10 thousand cars.

“How fast is reached, this number depends on many variables, in particular the legislative framework of the countries concerned,” said Hafner. “The more cars we see on our streets – the sooner we will be able to cover huge development costs”, he added.

Earlier it was reported that BMW and Daimler intend to join efforts in the development of unmanned vehicles – the company signed a joint statement of intent.

Source: Russian service of DW


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