In an interview with Autocar, Koch Stepper, Bosch’s senior vice president of autonomous driving systems, said the company’s engineers “overcame all technological limitations,” and legal issues and lack of consumer interest didn’t allow drones to drive on the road.
“It is necessary to distinguish between technological and non-technological problems,” said Stepper. “Now we can confidently say that technology, hardware and software allow us to switch to drones tomorrow.” Yes, it will take more time to run-in and certification, but otherwise everything is ready for us. ”
Despite the sufficient development of the technology, Stepper believes that real drones will not go into operation until 2025. But even by that time they will not get enough distribution. Pioneers in the introduction of unmanned systems are likely to be commercial carriers and ride-hailing services.