Mercedes launching Driverless
Level 3 in 2022
December 14, 2021
Mercedes-Benz customers will be able to buy an S-Class with Drive Pilot the first half of 2022, enabling them to drive in conditionally-automated mode
- at speeds up to 60 km/h (37 mph) in heavy traffic or congested situations
Researchers forecast that by 2025 we’ll see millions of autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicles on the road.
Before merging onto roadways, self-driving cars will first have to progress through 6 levels of driver assistance technology advancements.
The Society of Automotive Engineers defines 6 levels of driving automation ranging from 0 (fully manual) to 5 (fully autonomous). These levels have been adopted by the U.S. Department of Transportation.