Porsch unwilling to enter into the market of self-driving cars
Porsche will not make self-driving model car: A Porsche car without driver ? Never. The commitment was made. Oliver Blume who has just appointed to...
Porsche will not make self-driving model car: A Porsche car without driver ? Never. The commitment was made. Oliver Blume who has just appointed to the head of Wolkswagen as Porsche CEO - claims that the faithful of Stuttgart won't allow any algorithm drive:"We leave that to the thinking of others".
Therefore, there is no discussion of dealing with Net or computer gaints. "IPhones belong to your pocket, not to the road" said Oliver Blume, referring to a joke currently much in fashion between the bosses of the greatest auto groups, who refer to modern cars as superconnected and to semi-automated driving, as "wheeled iPhones".
Meanwhile, German auto premium brands, such as Audi, member of Wolkswagen group, BMW and Mercedez increase automated systems. (Slow motion driving during congestion, self parking, speed limit adjusments, bend wheel assistance), Porsche swims against the current.
According to Boston Consulsting group, 13% of 2025 cars will be self -driving ones, which should normally represent a market of about 42 billion dollars. Oliver Blume does not care.
Porsche does not stand alone in its will to face the autonomous streamroller. Some Lamborghini managers, which also belongs to Wolkswagen group, also made similar pronouncements. Ferrari remains silent.