All automakers are jumping on the self-driving bandwagon, but Mercedes-Benz is now utilizing the technology for internal purposes. The brand has announced the 2018 S Class will drive itself off the assembly line, and they’ve provided video proof.
The new S Class is launching with what Mercedes-Benz calls “Intelligent Drive,” their marketing name for a host of autonomous driving aids on the car. The Intelligent Drive system is allowing the S Class to make a near one mile journey from the end of the assembly line to a staging area at the plan where the car is prepped for shipping.
Buyers of the new S Class will also benefit from enhancements to Intelligent Drive. Mercedes says the car is now capable of adjusting its speed to compensate for toll booths, highway exits and other anomalies. The added function only enhances the S Class’ ability to self-drive on highways.
The new S Class is slated to launch this fall.