Bosch’s Self-Driving Car Report from CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2017 in Las Vegas

As usual CES in Las Vegas means the latest technology trends and it was obvious that CES 2017 would have been focused on AI and self-driving technology. Many self-driving car prototypes have been presented, such as this stunning Faraday Future FF91

Faraday Future FF91

Connectivity in vehicles will have a significant impact on all drivers in 2025, with a strong reduction in accidents, with less environmental pollution and a strong fuel economy. This was stated by a study Connected Car 2025 Effect produced by Bosch together with Prognos and which has been discussed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and has considered scenarios involving the US, China and Germany. With related support systems applied to cars and other categories of vehicles every year can – for example – to be avoided more than 260,000 accidents causing personal injury, with 360,000 injured and at least 11,000 people who could potentially be saved (4,000 in the United US, 7,000 in China and 3,000 in Germany).


“The heroes that are hiding behind the connected revolution and that will lead to these results – said Dirk Hoheisel, member of the Bosch board – are the assistance systems and comfort with which we have often already familiar with. By 2025, the electronic system ESP stability, for example, will be available in 90% of all vehicles in the three countries under study, as well as the automatic emergency braking based on sensors and assistance in the lane change that will be present in 40% of the vehicles. the most cars – said Hoheisel – will also be equipped with systems for connectivity and an increase of comfort and smartphones in 2025 will be integrated into the infotainment system of nearly vehicles “50%.

The Connected Car Effect 2025 research shows that, thanks to the connected care systems, you will save up to 4.3 billion euro cost of the damage to the vehicles and get less use of materials and energy as a result of the reduction of the repairs. Fewer accidents will result in considerable savings for insurance companies and thus advantages for every driver as a result of cheaper policies.

Thanks to the connected mobility features will save about 400 thousand tons of CO2, not only for the contribution of autonomous or semi-autonomous driving systems (which optimize fuel consumption) but also through new ways of use of the infrastructure. Concepts such as ‘community-based parking’ and the management system activates the parking areas will reduce traffic to search for parking spaces, saving 380 million km. Particularly in the United States, China and Germany, these innovative search functions and use of the car park ‘eliminate’ about 70 million hours spent behind the wheel, corresponding to the work of 40 thousand employees in a year.

Hyunday self-driving car presented at CES 2017

One of the most important ‘revolutions’ related to the connected mobility – autonomous driving on the highway or the ring roads – will change the habits of use of the time spent in the daily commute between home and work. about 80% of the time spent at the wheel can be used for various occupations from the guide, for example, thanks to the movements on board of cars that move, in these situations, from the sun and to the simultaneous connection to the Internet,, by 95 hours more productivity (or relaxing) during their trips for those who routinely travels 40,000 km a year. In addition to the e-mail management or video conferencing, you will be able to devote to online shopping, reading books, watching television programs or films. In less than ten years – it emphasizes the study of Bosch – there will be completely new mode of travel: connections and autonomous driving will ensure stress free journeys on the highway, with cars that will send reports by themselves to Cloud about traffic conditions and weather and it will always be the same car to decelerate independently before finding a dangerous situation. And at the end of the journey, the vehicle will be the only destination to free parking, the car can also move independently to occupy the pitch or the place in the garage.