The day has lastly come: there’s a self-driving automobile obtainable for buy in america. Or at the very least there can be for the following few months. Mercedes-Benz is bringing its Drive Pilot-equipped automobiles to California and Nevada, and when it is deployed, you may not solely have the ability to take your arms off the wheel, however you may additionally have the ability to take your eyes off the highway.
Drive Pilot is the primary correct SAE Degree 3 self-driving system on the highway, which signifies that when the automobile drives itself, you, the driving force, do not even bear duty for the automobile’s conduct. That is a powerful achievement, nevertheless it comes with numerous caveats. The most important is that it solely works as much as 40 mph, and even then solely in clear climate circumstances. You have to be on the freeway marked by , and there have to be a automobile in entrance of you.
There are restrictions contained in the automobile as nicely. You’ll be able to’t take a nap, you’ll be able to’t flip round and have a look at the individuals within the again seat (at the very least not for lengthy), and maybe most frustratingly, you continue to cannot use your telephone. Sadly, that is not usually potential, however Mercedes-Benz guarantees that that is just the start, with greater speeds and extra versatile use circumstances over time. How is it right now? Take a look at our check drive to see.