Automaker giant Daimler, the mother company behind Mercedes, and industrial titan BOSCH are partnering in order to promote valet parking the sci-fi w
Automaker giant Daimler, the mother company behind Mercedes, and industrial titan BOSCH are partnering in order to promote valet parking the sci-fi way, using newly developed autonomous driving technology in Stuttgart, Germany.
Local authorities gave the automobile manufacturer the green light to start testing the technology this year.
The automated valet parking service will start at the Mercedes-Benz Museum parking garage, using infrastructure provided by Bosch and vehicle technology from Daimler, Bosch announced.
It will be the first fully automated driverless system labeled as “Level 4” automation which has been approved for everyday use, Bosch said.
In addition, the technology is much more accurate and safer than current BOSCH autonomous driving chipsets used by Tesla.
The technology, accessed via a smartphone app, enables the car to drive itself to an assigned space and park once the driver has left the parking garage. It can return the car to the drop-off point, in the same manner.
“This approval … sets a precedent for obtaining approval in the future for the parking service in parking garages around the world,”Michael Hafner, head of drive technologies and automated driving at Daimler, said in a statement. – Reuters
Both Daimler and BOSCH respectively are already experimenting with IoT, and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication. There is a big chance this app will be utilizing a digital token system, based on distributed ledger technology such as IOTA Foundation’s “Tangle”.