Mercedes Beats Tesla To Level 3 Self-Driving In America With Its Drive Pilot System
Mercedes-Benz beats Tesla to Level 3 Self-Driving in the United States with its Drive Pilot system.
Mercedes plans to introduce ‘Level 3’ self-driving in the state of Nevada, United States, by the end of this year.
Firm’s ‘Drive Pilot’ system will be available in the US for model year 2024 S‑Class and EQS Sedan models.
When activated, Drive Pilot controls the speed and distance, and effortlessly guides the vehicle within its lane.
Can react to unexpected traffic situations by evasive maneuvers within the lane or by braking maneuvers.
Mercedes Drive Pilot self-driving system offers to take over dynamic driving task, up to the speed of 40 mph.
Introduced in Germany in May 2022, Mercedes Drive Pilot is priced at $5,300 for S-Class and $8,000 for EQS models.
German luxury carmaker, Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to introduce its Drive Pilot ‘Level 3’ self-driving system in the state of Nevada, United States, by the end of this year.
Available in the US for model year 2024 S‑Class and EQS Sedan models, the firm’s ‘Drive Pilot’ system will allow drivers to watch movies and browse the Internet while the car handles ‘all aspects’ of driving.
“Our DRIVE PILOT takes a major step forward in achieving that, and places us at the very forefront of innovation in the crucially important field of automated driving.
“DRIVE PILOT demonstrates once more that our pioneering spirit is part of our DNA. Certification in Nevada marks the start of its international rollout and, with it, the dawning of a new era.” says
Markus Schäfer, Chief Technology Officer, responsible for Development and Procurement.
On suitable freeway sections and where there is high traffic density, Mercedes-Benz DRIVE PILOT self-driving system can offer to take over the dynamic driving task, up to the speed of 40 mph.
When the driver activates DRIVE PILOT, the system controls the speed and distance, and effortlessly guides the vehicle within its lane. It can also react to unexpected traffic situations and handles them independently, by evasive maneuvers within the lane or by braking maneuvers.
“It is a very proud moment for everyone to continue this leadership and celebrate this monumental achievement as the first automotive company to be certified for Level 3 conditionally automated driving in the US market.” Dimitris Psillakis, President and CEO of MBUSA.
Initially introduced in Germany in May 2022, the highly sophisticated Mercedes-Benz Drive Pilot system is priced at $5,300 for the S-Class and $8,000 for the EQS models.