Mercedes-Benz Gets Approval for Automated Driving System in Germany
By Mauro Orru
Daimler AG's luxury-car business Mercedes-Benz received the
go-ahead to deploy vehicles with its automated driving system on
German roads next year.
The German Federal Motor Transport Authority granted approval
for Mercedes-Benz vehicles equipped with its Drive Pilot feature to
hit the road in the first half of 2022, the German car maker said
The system controls the vehicle speed and distance and guides it
within its lane, enabling customers to drive in a conditionally
automated mode at up to 60 kilometers an hour (37 miles an hour) in
heavy traffic on suitable highway sections in Germany.
Mercedes-Benz is offering its Drive Pilot feature on 13,191
kilometers (8,197 miles) of highway in Germany, but is already
conducting test drives in the U.S. and China, where it plans to
roll out the technology as soon as there is a national legal
"With the approval of the authorities, we have now achieved a
breakthrough: We are the first manufacturer to put conditionally
automated driving into series production in Germany," Chief
Technology Officer Markus Schaefer said.
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