Daimler and Bosch announce that the ride hailing service app to be deployed in San Jose, California for pilot trials beginning from the second half of 2019 of the highly and fully automated driving L 4/5. The parties have signed a memorandum of understanding to pursue and finalize the activity.

Daimler and Bosch propose to offer the service to a selected user community in the San Carlos/Stevens Creek corridor between downtown and west San Jose. The on-demand ride-hailing service app operated by Daimler Mobility Services will demonstrate how mobility services such as car sharing (car2go), ride-hailing (mytaxi) and multi-modal platforms (moovel) can be intelligently connected.

The company associates are jointly developing the concepts and algorithms for the highly and fully automated drive system. Daimler’s task is to bring the drive system into the car by providing the necessary development vehicles such as Mercedes-Benz S-Class, test facilities, and vehicles for the test fleet. Bosch is responsible for the components during the development work, such as sensors, actuators, and control units. For test purposes, the partners use their laboratories and test rigs, plus their respective test sites in Germany.