With Autopilot in Slow Traffic, Mercedes Steps Toward Driverless Cars

Daimler’s (DAI:GR) Mercedes is leading the way with an add-on called “Stop & Go Pilot” available in its €79,800 ($105,800) flagship S-Class sedan. Backed by an array of 12 ultrasonic detectors, 5 cameras, and 6 radar sensors, the S-Class can match the speed of the car in front of it in heavy traffic, even coming to a complete stop and adjusting steering to stay in the lane, as it slowly trails the car ahead. The optional feature costs €2,678 in Germany, where it’s already available.