Bosch’s Vision and Roadmap Toward Fully Autonomous Driving

  • Jan Becker
  • Maria-Belen Aranda Colas
  • Stefan Nordbruch
  • Michael Fausten
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mobility book series (LNMOB)


High-performance driver assistance systems are already helping drivers reach their destinations more safely and comfortably. In the future, these systems will be able to analyze ever more complex traffic situations and act either independently or by supporting the driver. With each innovation, we move a step closer to the goal of accident-free and fully-automated driving. Future systems will evolve from “driver assistance” to fully automated driving, completely piloting a vehicle through highways and urban environments. With an increasing level of automation, automated functions will reduce the driver’s burden more and more, thereby creating space for productivity, communication or entertainment while driving. Bosch is developing technologies for an intelligent forward thinking vehicle—making the vision of injury and accident-free driving a reality. Automated driving will synchronize traffic flow, reducing travel times and fuel consumption. It reduces the driver’s burden by taking over dedicated driving tasks—in line with each individual’s needs—allowing all age ranges to be mobile and safe. Automated driving will allow the vehicle to become a part of the driver’s interconnected home and work life, making time spent on the road more productive and eventful. Bosch is developing holistic mobility concepts and services, paving the way for personalized environmentally friendly travel.


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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Becker
    • 1
  • Maria-Belen Aranda Colas
    • 2
  • Stefan Nordbruch
    • 2
  • Michael Fausten
    • 2
  1. 1.Robert Bosch LLCPalo AltoUSA
  2. 2.Robert Bosch GmbHAbstattGermany

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