Driverless electric shuttles that are seamlessly connected with their environment will soon be a common sight on our city streets. That’s the forecast of Bosch. The German company will be presenting a concept shuttle and its mobility solutions at CES 2019 in Las Vegas.
The shuttle includes technology such as 360-degree surround sensors, connectivity management and on-vehicle computers. Bosch is predicting that urban vehicles likes this one will be available 24/7, they will be fully electric, and they will also be completely autonomous by the middle of the next decade at the latest.
In a press release, Dr. Markus Heyn, member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH says: “Bosch is developing a unique package of hardware, software, and mobility services for shuttle mobility of the future.”
“In the future, every vehicle on the road will make use of Bosch digital services,” adds Heyn.
The concept vehicle provides space for four passengers. Infotainment is provided on screens that can be used either by each passenger individually or in groups.
Bosch says its mobility services will also allow users to book the vehicle, share rides with other passengers and pay for the journey.