Do you know how world-changing technology actually grabs a foothold in our society? It isn’t using customers as beta testers of wildly dangerous technology; it’s small incremental advances that add up to a huge difference. This is the tact that Mercedes Benz is taking with autonomous features in its new vehicles.
Enter Drive Pilot, which became the first autonomous system to receive a Level 3 rating from the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe in December of last year. It’s not available in the U.S., but Mercedes is testing it in California. The automaker took a few auto journos out for a spin in crushing LA traffic to show off its latest technology.