The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class will receive a third-level autopilotSeptember 15, 2019
Mercedes-Benz claims that the new S-Class should be the first production car to appear on the market with Level 3 autonomous driving technology.
The new S-Class has long been in a grueling development cycle, but Mercedes member Markus Schäfer said the company is testing a third-level autonomous driving system.
“Details will take us a couple of months. Nevertheless, we aim at completion, but before that we must go through homologation. Some tried this and found problems. But this is the goal of developing a new autopilot for the S-Class, level 3, so we’ll see next year. In a few months we can tell in detail how high we can set the bar, we work day and night, ”said Markus Schäfer in an interview.
Mercedes-Benz is not the first company to use a Level 3 system. The current Tesla Autopilot system is classified as a Level 2 system, but the company boldly states that it has the equipment necessary for Level 5 autonomy. Similarly, the last Audi A8 was released a couple of years ago with Level 3 technology that were not activated. in the US due to regulatory hurdles.
This is not just a new technology of self-driving, which will distinguish the new S-Class from the previous model. Mercedes has worked intensively on the appearance of the executive sedan and plans to install new bumpers, headlights and taillights, similar to those used in the CLS. Inside there will be a huge infotainment system with portrait orientation and an additional display in front of the driver.
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