Making the most of car time
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A Tesla Model S that Bosch has converted into a test vehicle is one of the few self-driving cars with permission to drive on German freeways. On the basis of the experience he has gained so far, the project manager Michael Fausten shares his vision of how we will drive in the future.
Technologies for automated driving
The Bosch test vehicle based on a Tesla Model S is fitted with long-range radar sensors, mid-range radar sensors, and a stereo video camera.
Mid-range radar sensors
are the basis for a number of assistance functions, such as the ACC adaptive cruise control and a predictive emergency braking system.
Stereo video camera
The stereo video camera helps create a three-dimensional image of the vehicle’s surroundings. Lanes, traffic signs, and open spaces can be identified. The Bosch camera is the smallest for automotive applications available in the market.
Long-range radar sensors
can detect other vehicles at a distance of up to 250 meters and allow the system to intervene early in critical and dynamic situations.
Step by step to automated driving
The driver assistance systems for the mobility of the future will gradually become increasingly widespread, resulting in greater safety for everyone
STEP 1: ASSISTED DRIVING AND PARKING
Drivers are given the support they need to reach their destination safely and without stress.
STEP 2: PARTIALLY AUTOMATED DRIVING AND PARKING
In certain driving situations, driver assistance systems take over the job of driving straight ahead and changing lanes. They have to be permanently monitored by drivers.
STEP 3: HIGHLY AUTOMATED DRIVING AND PARKING
Drivers can temporarily hand responsibility over to the car. However, they must be prepared to reassume control at all times.
STEP 4: FULLY AUTOMATED DRIVING AND PARKING
The system can deal with all driving situations. It does not have to be monitored.
Step by step to automated driving. The driver’s assistant systems for the mobility of the future are developed in a continuous process and lead to more safety.