Autonomous Mercedes taxis to arrive in 2019

Autonomous taxis will finally hit the road in 2019, according to Daimler and Bosch.

The pilot scheme will take place in Silicon Valley, offering a free, self driving, ride-share service.

The rides will take place on pre-selected routes, using an adapted version of NVIDIA's, autonomous technology, the vehicle of choice will be a Mercedes. All vehicles will have a safety driver to hand.

Daimler, an investor in MyTaxi as well as Taxify, is also developing software to control its own vehicles. 

Both Daimler and Bosch haven't yet announced how many vehicles will take part in the trial, nor given a definitive start date in 2019. SK

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