Mercedes S 500 ‘Intelligent Drive’ Chauffeurs Itself

Mercedes S 500 ‘Intelligent Drive’ Chauffeurs Itself

Mercedes-Benz has shown off its next-generation of safety technologies on its S 500 Intelligent Drive.

As the vehicle’s name suggests, the S 500 Intelligent Drive has a bit of self-driving technology allowing the luxury sedan to find its way around town, through traffic and roundabouts, with no driver input. And despite being in its early stages of development, the German automaker said that it wouldn’t require much more technology than what the new S-Class current has to make the system commercially viable.

SEE ALSO: Daimler Also Aiming for Self-Driving Cars by 2020

By using a collection of sensors around the vehicle along with a couple of cameras, the S 500 Intelligent Drive is Mercedes-Benz’s take on autonomous driving. Daimler recently announced that it will have an autonomous vehicle available on the market place by 2020, echoing statements made recently by several other automakers.

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