Mercedes-Benz has just made history by becoming the first car company in the US to be certified for Level 3 Autonomy for its “DRIVE PILOT” system. This innovative technology allows the vehicle to stay within its lane and keep a safe distance from other cars, while also helping with freeway acceleration and braking.
The certification comes as a result of months of rigorous testing and analysis of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, A-Class and E-Class models. The cars have been tested in various conditions and scenarios in order to ensure that they can safely and efficiently handle driving tasks without any human intervention.
The level 3 certification is a major milestone for Mercedes-Benz as it marks the first time a car company has achieved such a high level of autonomous driving in the US. This will also likely have a major impact on the industry as it shows that autonomous cars can be trusted to navigate in complex and dynamic environments.
This achievement is just one step closer to seeing mass-produced autonomous vehicles, which could revolutionize the way we commute and transport goods. The introduction of autonomous cars could drastically reduce traffic congestion, making commutes quicker and safer for everyone.
“An unwavering commitment to innovation has consistently guided Mercedes-Benz from the very beginning,” Dimitris Psillakis, President and CEO of MBUSA, said in the press statement. “It is a very proud moment for everyone to continue this leadership and celebrate this monumental achievement as the first automotive company to be certified for Level 3 conditionally automated driving in the US market.”