Mercedes-Benz, Bosch to test self-driving cars in California

13 Nov
Self-driving Mercedes-Benz S-Class prototypeMercedes-Benz and German supplier Bosch have announced they will begin a self-driving car pilot service next year in California. Mercedes parent Daimler said last week that the public self-driving car test service will roll out in San Jose, California, in the second quarter of 2019. Daimer and Bosch have worked together quietly on the technology...

Daimler, Bosch take self-driving taxi project to Silicon Valley competitors

11 Jul
Mercedes-Benz EQA concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto showDaimler, the parent company of the Mercedes-Benz and smart brands, and major parts supplier Bosch announced Tuesday that will deploy a self-driving taxi test program in Silicon Valley next year, taking the fight right to the heart of the ride sharing world. MORE: Volkswagen, suppliers team up to standardize self-driving car tech According to...

New study of self-driving cars puts Google at the back of the pack

31 Aug
Who leads the autonomous car patent race? (chart by Statista)Every few months, we learn a bit more about the state of self-driving cars and who's winning the race to bring them to market. Depending on the criteria being used, the rankings can shift pretty dramatically, as we can see in a new report from Germany's Cologne Institute for Economic Research. That report looks at the number of worldwide patents...