Bosch wants to bring automated driving to the streets and also make innovations in vehicle technology: with artificial intelligence and block chain technology.
In 2013, Bosch put the first driverless cars onto German motorways; in 2020 the company plans to start production with its AI car computers . Based on machine learning processes, the artificial intelligence can recognize pedestrians and cyclists and correctly interpret situations such as cars flashing lights, as shown in an example video . The knowledge gained from driving will be stored by the AI systems in artificial neuronal networks. The chip onto which the algorithms produced are stored is supplied by the US technology company Nvidia . It should therefore be possible for the knowledge structures created to be transferred to an unlimited number of other AI car computers.
Bosch wants to take on a leading role in the field of artificial intelligence. The technology and service company is investing around EUR 300 million in this area. "In just ten years, Bosch products will be practically unthinkable without artificial intelligence. They will have it or will be manufactured using it," predicts Volkmar Denner, Chair of the Management Board. In cooperation with TÜV Rheinland, Bosch is also investing in block chain technology , to ensure the decentralized and error-free distribution of a car’s mileage across thousands of computers. Someone who buys one of these cars can access the actual mileage at any time using a smartphone app. Mileage fraud should therefore be a thing of the past.