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Mercedes-Benz Gets Approval To Start Level 3 Hands-free Self-driving Test In Beijing, China

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Mercedes-Benz Gets Approval To Start Level 3 Hands-free Self-driving Test In Beijing, China - autojosh

Mercedes-Benz gets approval to start Level 3 highly automated driving test in China’s capital city, Beijing.

The German luxury car company has been conducting proving ground tests of Level 3 systems for years in China.

Its DRIVE PILOT (Level 3) has been available in Germany since May 2022 in the S-Class and the EQS sedan.

Mercedes-Benz Gets Approval To Start Level 3 Hands-free Self-driving Test In Beijing, China - autojosh





German luxury car company, Mercedes-Benz, on December 16, received approval from the Chinese authoritiest to start conditionally automated driving (Level 3) system testing on designated highways in Beijing.

While announcing the important milestone, Mercedes said it will actively cooperate with relevant authorities in developing its Level 3 systems for China as it aims to provide Chinese customers with a safe and reliable automated driving experience.

Mercedes-Benz has been conducting proving ground tests of Level 3 systems for years in China. Its DRIVE PILOT, which brings Level 3 highly automated driving, has been available in Germany since May 2022 in the S-Class and the EQS sedan.

Mercedes-Benz Gets Approval To Start Level 3 Hands-free Self-driving Test In Beijing, China - autojosh

“Mercedes-Benz as the leader in automated driving technology is dedicated to providing the best customer experience – worldwide. After bringing our DRIVE PILOT to Germany and the U.S., the testing license in Beijing is the next important milestone to get conditionally automated driving ready for Chinese roads.

“We will incorporate all our global expertise to support the local R&D team for a safe and reliable system design.”, said Markus Schäfer, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG, Chief Technology Officer, Development & Procurement

Describing the benefits of its DRIVE Pilot, Mercedes said :





“The advantages for the customer are clear : during conditionally automated driving, the activated DRIVE PILOT allows the driver to take their mind off the traffic and focus on certain secondary activities, be it communicating with others via In-Car Office, browsing the web or relaxing while watching a movie.

Last year, Mercedes introduced DRIVE PILOT in Germany as an optional conditionally automated driving system in the S-Class and the all-electric EQS. The production-ready version of DRIVE PILOT has already made its on-road debut in California and Nevada with Level 3 equipped EQS.





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