Bosch is still insisting on having ready your autonomous vehicle for the year 2020 as many manufacturers and after presenting a prototype at CES now move your testing phase at the roads of Japan, where driving is on the left and the traffic situations are more complex.
The group has put into the development of this vehicle around 2.500 engineers distributed among the centres in Germany and the united States in recent years. After test-driving autonomous will to a third team to face the very different roads of the asian country. The first tests are being performed in the highways in Tohoku and Tomei, in the provinces of Tochigi and Kanagawa, and in the technical centers of the company in Shiobara and Memanbetsu.
of course, the tests have not departed from zero, since the experience gained for the test vehicles that have been traveling the roads of Germany, and the united States is being exploited by the new team of Japan. These vehicles have already 10,000 km of testing in which there has been no accident and are able to autoconducirse through traffic doing maneuvers, speeding up, slowing down and overtaking when necessary.
These vehicles are equipped with the sensors most recent invented by the company, and as an added bonus use maps of high accuracy provided by the technology partner Bosch, TomTom.
The biggest excuse of Bosch to take forward these vehicles is accident reduction. It is estimated that 90% of accidents a year are caused by errors of the human factor. It is predicted that with the arrival of autonomous cars the rate of accidents would be reduced by one-third and as an inducement it is also estimated that, thanks to the improvement in the optimization of resources, the fuel consumption would be reduced by 39%.
As a precedent to the technology that is coming our way, Bosch has announced that his system of automatic parking garage will be ready before driving autonomous. The active management of the car park shall in great measure to find a parking space thanks to the sensors installed in the pavement and shall inform the vehicles of possible free places. This will entail a saving of time and reduce the pollution of the vehicles that roam the streets looking for parking.