Bosch plans to take autonomous car testing to Romania

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First on a special course, then to the streets

Bosch is looking to carry out autonomous vehicle testing on the streets of and around Cluj-Napoca.

According to Romanian outlet HotNews, Bosch is in talks with Romanian authorities as the company aims to get their approval of commencing autonomous vehicle testing on public roads.

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Speaking to the same source, Dennis Raabe, the man in charge of Bosch’s engineering center in Cluj-Napoca, said that a first step would be to build a dedicated testing track, before the self-driving cars hit the streets.


If those tests prove successful, then the company would take steps to move the trials on the streets of Cluj-Napoca.

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According to Raabe, two passengers will remain inside the car at all times for safety reasons – one will be responsible of the car’s controls (steering wheel, pedals) and intervene if necessary while the other’s task involves monitoring the gathered data.

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Each self-driving car would pack a suite of cameras plus radar and ultrasound sensors. Engineers will then assess their performance in real-life conditions but also monitor how the implemented algorithms react in a given situation.

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