Daimler, Bosch to get approval to test driverless valet parking

FILE PHOTO: Mercedes-Benz Vision URBANETIC concept car is seen at the front of the Mercedes-benz logo at its annual press conference in Stuttgart, Germany, on February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Michael Dalder/File Photo

BERLIN (Reuters) – Daimler ag and automotive supplier Bosch, launch, valet parking, and with the help of autonomous driving technology, Stuttgart, Germany, after local authorities gave the automaker permission in order to start testing the technology.

The automated valet car parking service at the Mercedes-Benz Museum car park, the use of the infrastructure by the service and the vehicle technology division of Daimler ag, Bosch said.

It will be the first fully-automated driverless system to be categorized as a “Level 4” automation, which has been approved for daily use, the Bosch said.

The technology, accessed through a smart phone app that makes it possible for the car to drive itself to a designated area, and park as soon as the driver has left the car park. It may need to go back to the drop-off point, in the same way, Bosch said.

Bosch and Daimler have worked together on the development of a fully-automated, driverless parking, and since the end of 2015.

“This approval will put an example for obtaining the approval is in the future for parking in the car parks around the world,” by Michael Hafner, head of drive technologies, and automated driving in Europe, it said in a statement.

Reporting Riham Alkousaa; editing by Jason Neely

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