German consumer goods and automotive giants Bosch and Daimler are to launch a citywide pilot in the US to test autonomous vehicles in a challenge to US tech firms like Waymo and Uber.
The driverless car project will see Mercedes Benz cars designed for a driverless car shuttle service. The project will aim to develop Level 4 and Level 5 capabilities of autonomous driving, meaning cars will be able to drive without any human interaction.
Both Bosch and Daimler have been making a push into driverless cars and ridesharing. Daimler has taken stakes in businesses to rival Uber, including a majority stake in MyTaxi and a joint venture with ridesharing start-up Via.
The companies are set to launch a…