Mobileye tests AVs in Germany – at up to 130 km/h
Mobileye is one of the first non-OEMs to receive a permit for testing automated vehicles (AVs) in Germany. The Intel subsidiary will start real-world testing first around Munich (pictured). Its permit allows it to use speeds of up to 130 km/h.
TÜV Süd, Germany’s independent technical service provider, has just awarded Mobileye a permit to test AVs in Germany. The permit covers all public roads – urban, rural and Autobahn – and allows the AVs to use speeds of up to 130 km/h (where this is otherwise permitted, obviously).
Mobileye, a leading expert in automated driving technology, is starting its AV tests immediately, in and around Munich. It plans to expand the tests to other parts of Germany soon. Additionally, Mobileye expects to scale its open-road AV testing in other countries too before the end of this year.
It’s one of the first times a non-OEM has received a permit to test AVs on open roads in Germany. Most AV tests in the country until now have been performed in closed environments. Mobileye has been testing AVs in Israel for several years and brings that expertise now to Germany.
Following closely on Mobileye’s acquisition of MaaS solutions provider Moovit and its recent AV collaborations in France, Japan, South Korea and Israel, the German testing permit strengthens Mobileye’s position as an AV specialist.
Mobileye and Moovit aim to start demonstrating end-to-end ride-hailing mobility services, based on Moovit’s mobility platform and Mobileye’s AV technology. This fits with Mobileye parent company Intel’s goal of pioneering technology to improve both road safety and access to mobility.