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Bosch’s Connected World conference opened with a demo of its automated valet technology. Though the firm’s chief exec, Volkmar Denner, drove the car up to its drop-off point, the self-parking mode failed to engage. That hitch aside - clearly the backup plan of cutting to a prepared video had been well rehearsed*, and if you …
" the self-parking mode failed to engage"
I'm surprised this is even a thing to show off. I'm not an avid follower of all things automotive, but I believe self-parking has been in production cars for a couple of years now, I know for sure at least the latest Qashqai, and Fords for a year or two ago have it, so I would sort of assume that the higher-end cars like Mercedes have already had this for 2-3 years now. Any petrolhead on the forum who can clarify?
“Say you wanna make a casserole but you don’t have bacon, you want to make it with lamb,” said Bosch’s Stefan Hartwig. “Mykie can adapt your recipe for you. It can set the oven to the right temperatures.” ®
You mean Bosch don't produce a connected fridge that will re-order provisions automatically via your usual online grocery?
Or perhaps Mykie could instruct your self-driving car to make a stop at the local grocery store when you are coming back from work, and email you a shopping list...
OMG. Did I hear right? You step out of your car and then it drives off to find a parking spot on its own?
Given many people have trouble finding their car even if they parked it themselves, this will definitely be fun. Not.
(On the bright side, there might be a new business opportunity: "We find your car - call 123456")
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