Daimler CEO says robotaxis enterprise is just not practical


Ola Kaellenius, a board member of Daimler AG presents the brand new Mercedes GLC F-CELL in the course of the Frankfurt Motor Present (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany September 12, 2017. Information/Kai Pfaffenbach

FRANKFURT (Information) – Daimler has recalibrated its expectations in regards to the potential enterprise mannequin from working fleets of self-driving vehicles, Chief Government Ola Kaellenius stated on Thursday.

The duty of creating vehicles that are able to navigating visitors in city areas with none driver enter, has confirmed to be tougher than Daimler’s engineers had anticipated, Kaellenius stated.

“There was a actuality test setting in right here,” Kaellenius instructed buyers on the firm’s investor day in London. The know-how will extra doubtless be utilized in vans, serving to freight corporations on lengthy haul freeway routes, he stated.

Reporting by Edward Taylor, enhancing by Riham Alkousaa