Mercedes-Benz Autonomy CES 2017
Mercedes-Benz has had a big year in the technology department. Most of it exists as the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, but there are many examples of how Mercedes-Benz is shaping the future of passenger and commercial transportation and it will all be viewable to the naked eye at Consumer Electronics Show 2016 in Las Vegas Nevada beginning on January 5th. Vehicle autonomy was one of the big three areas of focus for Mercedes-Benz this year. Here is what to expect at the show next week.
Mercedes-Benz DRIVE PILOT®
DRIVE PILOT® is brand new for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Basically, it is a modified version of Mercedes-Benz DISTRONIC PLUS® that can follow traffic, even if there are no markings on the road and even on the curviest roads. Thanks to DRIVE PILOT®, the 2017 E-Class is being called the first semi-autonomous production vehicle in history.
PARK PILOT® is not yet available in America, but it is a new technology that allows drivers to park their car remotely, from a smartphone. This is useful when you find yourself unable to open the door due to a small parking spot. The car will guide itself in and out of any parking space automatically when prompted to do so through the Mercedes-Benz mbrace® app.
Mercedes-Benz Commercial Autonomy
The Vision Van will be on display at CES next week. Although it still needs an operator, the van will drive its route all by itself, leaving more important matters to the delivery specialist. If you have any questions about futuristic Mercedes-Benz autonomy, visit CES 2017 in Las Vegas or leave a comment below!