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Mercedes Adds New Exterior Turquoise-colored Lights, It Comes On When The Car Is Self-driving

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Mercedes Adds New Exterior Turquoise Blue Lights That 'Comes On' When The Car Is Self-driving - autojosh

Mercedes-Benz receives approval to add turquoise blue lights for automated driving in the states of California and Nevada.

Turquoise-coloured marker lights are integrated into the front and rear lights as well as the two outside mirrors.

It lets other drivers know that the Drive Pilot-equipped S-Class and all-electric EQS models are driving autonomous.

In addition, the special turquoise-colored lights will allow enforcement agencies like police officers to identify the system’s status from afar.





Mercedes Adds New Exterior Turquoise Blue Lights That 'Comes On' When The Car Is Self-driving - autojosh

Mercedes Adds New Exterior Turquoise Blue Lights That 'Comes On' When The Car Is Self-driving - autojosh

German luxury car, Mercedes-Benz, has become the world’s first automaker to receive approval to use special turquoise-colored exterior lightings for automated driving in the states of California and Nevada.

Designed in accordance with SAE J3134 Recommended Practice, the turquoise-coloured marker lights are integrated into the front and rear lights as well as the two outside mirrors in Mercedes testing vehicles.

Mercedes Adds New Exterior Turquoise Blue Lights That 'Comes On' When The Car Is Self-driving - autojosh

According to Mercedes, this special turquoise-colored exterior lights will let other drivers know that the Drive Pilot-equipped Mercedes-Benz S-Class and all-electric EQS models are driving autonomous.

In addition, the special marker will allow police officers to identify the system’s status and “determine whether drivers are permitted to engage in secondary activities during the conditionally automated journey”.





Mercedes Adds New Exterior Turquoise Blue Lights That 'Comes On' When The Car Is Self-driving - autojosh

While the permit to test turquoise-coloured marker lights for automated driving on California freeways will last for two years, the permit allows 2026 model year EQS and S-Class to use the special marker lights until legislative changes.

Mercedes-Benz said it chose colour Turquoise due to its visibility, in addition to offering differentiation from existing vehicle lighting and traffic signals such as traffic lights or emergency lighting.

Mercedes Adds New Exterior Turquoise Blue Lights That 'Comes On' When The Car Is Self-driving - autojosh

“With the development of automated driving marker lights, Mercedes-Benz is once again setting new industry standards,” said Mercedes’ Chief Technology Officer, Markus Schafer.

“The more automated driving vehicles populate the road, the more important communication and interaction between the vehicle and the environment become,” Markus Schafer added.





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