Alongside its partner Daimler, Bosch will soon start trials of an on-demand self-driving car service in 2019. According to an official release that was issued by the company, the service will run between downtown and west San José, California, along with the busy San Carlos/Stevens Creek corridor, and initially, only select users will participate in the trials.

By the beginning of next decade, Bosch aims to have Level 4 and Level 5 autonomous driving capabilities ready for production. A Level 4 state of autonomy can handle all driving situations within certain limits, meanwhile, a Level 5 system can handle all situations that a human driver can.

Bosch Autonomous Vehicles

By the beginning of the next decade, Bosch aims to have Level 4 and Level 5 autonomous driving capabilities ready for production.

At the 2019 International Consumer Electronics Show next month in Las Vegas, Bosch will present a new concept that would highlight the possibilities that its self-driving technology can open up, once ready for prime time. An electric shuttle that will be displayed will not only offer fully self-driving capabilities but also a range of other integrated services.

The concept will also serve as a statement of purpose for Bosch conveying that the company can provide the necessary hardware, software and new digital services for self-driving cars. Examples of services include the ability to book vehicles, pay for a ride, or share a self-driving car with other passengers.

A few images revealed by the company shows that the shuttle would feature seating for four alongside other features such as Wi-Fi and an advanced camera monitoring system. The same camera can detect if something has been left behind and alert the passengers while they leave the vehicle.

Bosch Autonomous Vehicles

At the 2019 International Consumer Electronics Show next month in Las Vegas, Bosch will present a new concept that would highlight the possibilities that its self-driving technology can open up, once ready for prime time.

Over-the-air updates and predictive diagnostics also ensure the shuttle is in top shape. For instance, map data can always be up to date, and thanks to sensors installed in the vehicle, predictive diagnostics can monitor the condition of key components and notify a maintenance crew before a fault actually occurs.

Bosch has developed an all-in-one connectivity unit for all Wi-Fi-based and wireless-based transmission technologies used in vehicle-to-object (V2X) communication. This enables vehicles to communicate with each other and with traffic infrastructure, regardless of the country or manufacturer.