self-driving cars testing

Self-driving cars testing

Bustling San Jose, California’s third largest metropolis, is set to become a test site for autonomous cars designed by Bosch and Mercedes Daimler. They have finally signed an agreement that they will test fully autonomous vehicles in the second half of 2019.
Fearless riders will use the Daimler Car2Go car-sharing service, as well as MyTaxi (which was purchased by the car manufacturer in 2014) and Moovel, an application that compares the price and duration of bicycle-sharing services, public transport and other modes of transport.
Cars will not be fully autonomous, at least not at first sight. According to Bosch and Daimler, the drivers in charge of safety will follow each journey from the driver’s seat, ready to take over in case of emergency.
According to Stefan Henle, senior vice president of the Bosch Automated Driving Division, the world needs to rethink urban transport. And automatic driving is the idea that will help the world complete the picture of the future of urban traffic.

Self-driving cars testing: Drive Pegasus technology

As announced earlier, Nvidia’s Drive Pegasus will provide processing power, as a computing platform for artificial intelligence. The powerful processor and graphics chip will control a network of touch-controlled electronic control units (ECUs) that control gearboxes, door locks, windows and other systems. And a special cooling system will provide cooling for the ECU units, as they use up to 100 gigabytes of data per kilometer traveled.
Nvidia introduced the Nvidia Drive PX Pegasus at GTC Europe in Munich in October 2017. Nvidia said the two Xavier chip-based systems and two graphics cards can perform more than 320 trillion operations per second and transmit up to terabytes of data per second, receiving data from 16 cameras and six sensors. Bosch and Daimler expect performance to be comparable to about six “synchronized, highly developed” desktop computers, and said the Pegasus, which uses multiple radar, visual and ultrasonic sensors, will be able to respond to changing traffic conditions within 20 milliseconds.

In 2018, Bosch made its driving ambitions very clear. It created a new Connected Mobility Services division with more than 600 employees, acquired a start-up company, B2B Spititting Fares, and entered into a mapping systems partnership with TomTom.
Daimler, for its part, received permission from the Chinese government in June to test self-propelled vehicles running on the Baidu Apollo platform on public roads in Beijing.
Through their cooperation, which began in April 2017, Bosch and Daimler are striving to improve urban traffic, improve road safety and build a foundation for future traffic. In addition, the technology will increase the popularity of carsharing, car exchange, allow people to make the most of their travel time and open up new opportunities for people, such as those without driving licenses.