Bosch Increases Development Speed for Self-Driving Tech
Also, since they already provide Adaptive Cruise Control and Predictive Emergency Braking systems for other automakers, it is only natural that they move into the self-driving side of things, as well. However, the tech isn`t limited to just driving the car, but it can also search for a parking spot and automatically park, and in the near future a traffic jam assistant, which can change lanes and actually move through traffic will be added.
According to Gerhard Steiger, president of Bosch Chassis Systems Control division: “The traffic jam assistant helps drivers arrive more relaxed at their destination, even in dense traffic." It would be a welcome addition to city driving, and in the really congested cities it would free up a lot of time, in which the driver could begin reading a book, or doing something he or she may have neglected due to an acute lack of spare time.
Steiger adds, regarding the future of the tech: “Fully autonomous driving will come about one step at a time [ . . . ] Two major challenges remain: first, inner-city driving, since automated vehicle functions have to deal with dense traffic involving a large number of road users traveling in every direction; and second, developing a concept to ensure that the system’s functions operate reliably in all types of driving situation."