Bosch Presents Self Driving Tesla Model S – Video

MAY 5 2015 BY MIKE ANTHONY 9

Similar to what Tesla Motors is already doing to its Model S, Bosch Mobility Solutions presents a self-driving (autonomous) concept in which a vehicle will drive itself.

Bosch just so happens to be using a Tesla Model S for this demonstration and call the procedure “Automated Driving“.

Bosch Mobility Solutions - Automated driving.

Bosch Mobility Solutions – Automated driving.

The video is self-explanatory, though we should note that it’s just a demonstration of what Bosch’s actual system might look/function like.  This system is not fully developed, nor is it capable of full autonomous drive as shown in the video.  This simply presents Bosch’s concept.

Note that the interior layout is all special effects; During the 3:30 mark in the video, the camera passes the Model S, and none of it is there. The video is simply to present the idea.

Per the video description:

“Welcome to Bosch’s vision for a highly automated car and its unique driving experience. The concept vehicle shows how the interaction between an automated vehicle and its driver could work. Accompany Philip, a young professional, on his journey to the airport, and see how the user interface of his vehicle handles different phases of manual and automated driving – making Philip’s journey safe, relaxing, productive and entertaining.”

We wonder when & if this concept will ever be launched, and how it will be retrofitted to vehicles currently on the road.

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I can see automated driving working like this. Not all the time, just in controlled environments like highways, manual control for the complexity and sometimes chaotic conditions of cities where automated systems are unlikely ever to make the sort of swift progress people expect form their cars.

Just like a 1950’s promotion video for future flying cars. It’s an “artist’s rendering”.

I have Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) on my ELR. It drives like a teenager. There is no anticipation at all. It does not check other vehicle’s speed and direction further ahead or in adjacent lanes. Also, it closes the gap WAY too quickly for any gap setting (near-middle-far). Lane departure warning does not work on Texas lane markers a lot of the time. Detection of other vehicles works ok, but, still not 100%. If ACC encounters a stopped car or obstruction, it is completely ignored (probably rightly so).

I don’t see, at this point in time, that the state of this art will progress to the Bosch video level in the next decade or so.

I would hate this, I can imagine getting carsick. Takes all of the fun out of driving.
I’m glad my Model S doesn’t have ACC. I take
long trips (600 miles round trip) every other month on average.

Lately I’m working on a idea that maybe self driving cars might gain the intelligence of cows or buffalo. The idea has a few jokes about car sharing too. The idea is a car would have to have some type of self awareness to pull into a parking space or judge if a road is dangerous for it or not. A example of some of the scenes in there is a scene in a town were some of these free roaming self driving cars drive into it. A woman gets into one of these free roaming cars to take her somewhere. But the car is smart enough to know when it’s out of gas or needs a charge to have the E light start flashing while the woman is in the car. So she pulls into a gas station to fill the car up and the car drives her to were she wants to go and lets her out. The car then drives off to repeat this. And the free roaming cars also remember who will give them fuel or change their parts and who won’t. And if someone should try to steal parts off of these cars the other… Read more »

As if we are running out of people who do not have jobs! It is better to take a taxi and sit back and even sleep rather use this system.

This reminds me of the famous quotation about the telephone: “The Americans have need of the telephone, but we do not. We have plenty of messenger boys.”

http://www.digitaltrends.com/features/top-10-bad-tech-predictions/2/

Month old.

Where is that freeway in Alaska at 3 am?. Traffic is for the most part bumper to bumper in all mayor cities. It won’t be doable for the most part.

Bumper to bumper autopilot is already happening.