Mercedes Benz has revealed that their Drive Pilot has been certified for SAE Level 3 in the US, the system will be available on the 2024 Mercedes EQS and SClass sedan models.
Mercedes is the first company to implement SAE Level 3 automated driving in the US and has been approved for use in Nevada.
Safety is a top priority for MercedesBenz when implementing such a system, which includes high requirements for operational reliability. DRIVE PILOT builds on the ambient sensors of the Driving Assistance Package and includes additional sensors that MercedesBenz considers indispensable for safe, selfdriving driving. These include LiDAR, as well as a rear window camera and microphones for detecting emergency vehicles, and a road moisture sensor in the wheel well. A vehicle equipped with the optional DRIVE PILOT system also has redundant steering and brakes and a redundant onboard electrical system so that it remains agile even in the event of a failure of one of these systems and a safe handover to the driver can be ensured.
If the driver is unable to take control even after increasingly urgent prompts and transmission times have elapsed (due to a serious health problem, for example), the system brakes the vehicle in a controlled manner to a complete stop with hazard warning lights on. As soon as the car comes to a stop, the MercedesBenz emergency call system is activated and the doors are unlocked to make the interior accessible to emergency responders.
You can learn more about the Mercedes Drive Pilot automated driving system at Mercedes from the link below.
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