Bosch predicts an increasing demand for autonomous shuttles and taxis in the coming years. To replace the driver as a mechanical fallback level, the company is developing scalable, fail-operational systems. This article describes the relevant requirements and the development of such a powertrain and subsequent redundant components.
The growth in person and goods transportation as well as the progressing urbanization require new mobility solutions. Internal analyses of the Robert Bosch GmbH regarding future mobility scenarios show that the market for Urban Automated Shuttles (UAS) and Urban Automated Taxis (UAT) will clearly rise until 2030,
Figure 1. According to a forecast by Roland Berger the kilometers driven with privately owned passenger cars will decrease by approximately 28 % until 2030 compared to 2015, while on the other hand the kilometers driven with automated vehicles will increase by 27 % . Fully automated vehicles will thus play a key role in future...
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