'In 2020 we will have models on the market that are tailored to numerous needs Mastering traffic situations in a piloted manner, 'announced VW Development Board Member Ulrich Hackenberg in a uto motor und sport .' We will start with the driver in To relieve stop-and-go traffic up to 60 km /h from the driving task. ”
Fully automatic driving from 2025
BMW is also pursuing the same time horizon. 'Technically, highly automated vehicles could be used after 2020,' said BMW's incumbent Development Board Member Herbert Diess. But even before that, the technical performance of the assistance systems would improve significantly. 'More and more safety-critical, difficult or tiring - and therefore dangerous - Situations are mastered or supported by the vehicle, ”says Diess.
Continental boss Elmar Degenhart assumes that five years after the introduction of piloted driving in traffic jams, fully automated driving will also be ready for series production. 'We expect fully automated driving around 2025,' said Degenhart. 'Automation begins on the autobahn, because we will be the first to master the complexity there.' Autonomous driving in cities, on the other hand, is so complex that it will take a while, the systems to be further developed accordingly.