• Mercedes-Benz self-driving taxi pilot coming to Silicon Valley in 2019

    4 monthes ago - By The Verge

    Daimler and automotive parts supplier Bosch will pilot a free self-driving ride-share service in the San Francisco Bay area starting in the second half of 2019, the companies announced this week. Using a custom version of NVIDIA's autonomous vehicle technology, the two companies will offer rides in modified Mercedes-Benz cars along preselected routes. No further details were given about the location or size of the trial, as the companies said contracts are still being worked out.
    Daimler is still determining whether it will offer rides in Mercedes S-class cars, V-Class vans, or both. There...
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  • Mercedes parent company will start testing an Uber-like service using self-driving cars in California next year

    Mercedes parent company will start testing an Uber-like service using self-driving cars in California next year

    4 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Daimler will launch an autonomous ride-hailing service in California during the second half of 2019, the company announced on Wednesday.
    The service will operate in Silicon Valley on pre-selected routes, but Daimler did not disclose which city it will use.
    The ride-hailing service will be free for users during its pilot phase, a Daimler representative confirmed.
    The representative also said the company will use Mercedes-Benz vehicles with human backup drivers for the pilot.
    Daimler will launch an autonomous ride-hailing service in California during the second half of 2019, the company...
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  • Mercedes, BMW Move Forward on Self-Driving Partnerships

    Mercedes, BMW Move Forward on Self-Driving Partnerships

    4 monthes ago - By ExtremeTech

    Daimler, Bosch link up with Nvidia's mega-fast Pegasus system for autonomy. BMW shakes hands with Chinese internet search giant Baidu and its Apollo self-drive technology.
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