With Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas on the helm, Mercedes-Benz is presently using a one-two punch in Formulation 1, successful races, and populating the rostrum fairly incessantly. Sadly, there is a race that Mercedes will not win – one thing that doesn’t contain drivers. In a report by Redaktions Netzwerk Deutschland, Mercedes stated that it is withdrawing from the autonomous driving race. Take observe that this does not pertain to the extent three self-driving techs discovered within the 2021 Mercedes S-Class, nor the lately introduced partnership between Daimler and Waymo to produce driverless semis.
The goal is degree 5 autonomous driving for public use – one thing that Waymo unveiled in Phoenix in October with its self-driving robotic taxi. For Mercedes, nonetheless, that was the goal. “We do not compete in any race that we are able to not win,” a Mercedes spokesman informed the German publication.
As early as 5 years in the past, we have already heard about Mercedes-Benz growing self-driving vehicles. The primary Mercedes autonomous bus was additionally revealed, finishing a 20-kilometer route in Amsterdam with no human being behind the steering wheel. This had put the automaker forward of the pact that is chasing autonomous driving know-how.
However, that is a factor of the previous now as confirmed by Mercedes by way of its spokesman within the RND report. The corporate stated that it’ll transfer away from that technique, citing a brand new enterprise technique for the marque. In Mercedes’ perspective, car-sharing is not a worthwhile enterprise anymore. “Our buyers do not simply anticipate gross sales, but additionally particularly revenue,” stated Mercedes’ spokesperson. According to this, Mercedes’ boss Ola Källenius has reduced analysis and growth investments in autonomous mobility. The beforehand reported BMW and Mercedes-Benz joint development of self-driving cars has additionally been terminated – a mutual determination between the 2 German corporations.