The dream of autonomous driving everywhere is still far away. But soon, Mercedes plans to launch the DrivePilot, an S-Class and EQS Level 3 autonomous driving system, in Germany. I had the opportunity to try out the system on an automaker’s test truck, and while it was functioning as it should, it was difficult to turn off the brain while driving.
The system operates on busy highways at speeds of up to 60 kph (37 mph). In essence, it’s for daily commuting. But in the meantime, the driver can stop paying attention and Mercedes is responsible for everything that happens. That doesn’t mean you can take a nap, the vehicle still tracks the driver on the in-car monitor, and when it’s trying to go faster than 37mph, when an emergency vehicle appears, it rains, or in other situations the driver The vehicle that needs to be taken over is not made to handle. But you can play Tetris and text messages. It is very fun. Watch the video for more information.
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https://www.engadget.com/mercedes-drive-pilot-level-3-autonomous-video-220158620.html?src=rss Relax by grabbing the steering wheel of a Mercedes self-driving pilot