Autonomous driving has been a buzzword for well over a decade now, and we’ve seen some impressive progress by companies such as Tesla, but things are only just heating up. With Mercedes-Benz and BMW announcing that they won’t be working together as previously thought, the race for a self-driving car is on. Mercedes-Benz has always been at the cutting edge of automotive technology, and the 2021 S-Class is a perfect example of how far it’s pushed the boundaries, but the auto manufacturer aims to be the world’s first carmaker with level three autonomy.
The company is getting ready to roll out the technology pending government approval. What this means is that drivers will be able to take their hands off the steering wheel for extended periods of time. Mercedes says that the technology will allow drivers to relinquish control of the car in most driving situations at speeds of up to 60 km/h.