Jul 11, 2018

Daimler races to keep up on driverless cars

Mercedes Benz owner Daimler and car supplier Bosch plan to launch a small fleet of driverless taxis in California in the second half of 2019. The move comes as the two firms race to catch up with competitors in the driverless technology industry. Daimler and Bosch have been working together on driverless technology since April 2017. Representatives for Daimler and Bosch declined to say where in the San Francisco area the driverless taxis will be offered or how large a pilot they are planning, citing ongoing negotiations. Daimler announced a partnership with Uber last year, but the ride-hailing company scaled back its driverless car programme after a fatal accident earlier this year.

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