Mercedes Declares Pipelines For Its Robot Car
It is the age of autonomous driving and connected cars, and the luxury carmaker of Germany Mercedes-Benz aims to launch a “robot car” by the end of 2021. Fascinatingly, the firm is working on a huge amount of R&D for connected and autonomous vehicles in India at its research lab. India is its largest development hub out of Germany.
The board member and global head of R&D for Mercedes’ parent Daimler, Ola Kallenius, claimed that tech firms such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Nvidia are more and more playing a major role in the growth of new types of mobility since vehicles turn out to be more connected and intelligent.
“We are in a very sturdy changing stage now. And there are 4 major trends that are boosting this change namely autonomous drive, connectivity, electric drive, and different types of shared services and mobility,” Kallenius claimed to the media at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) this week.
Mercedes has been operating on a range of new techs, and at the CES revealed the intelligent multimedia system of company named as Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX). Communication with the voice-supported system can be executed by saying “Hey Mercedes” and the set-up then grows on artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and speech recognition to evolve into an intelligent helper.
“We have been operating with tech majors since the beginning of the car market. What is occurring now is that most of the things are collaborating where the tech industry and the car industry are interconnecting. That is why alongside the conventional suppliers such as a Magna or a Bosch, you abruptly see names such as Nvidia, Intel, and firms similar to that,” Kallenius claimed. With constant learning and intelligence being built into cars, he claimed that vehicles cars are turning out to be more than just mobility instruments.