E 500 Cabrio Autonomous Driving Test by MotoMan

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The Mercedes-Benz Distronic Plus with Steering Assist is a pretty futuristic piece of technology that will be available first on the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class (W222).
A short definition of the rather amazing system would be that it's essentially a low speed autonomous driving system.

The long definition includes a stereo camera system along with an array of short-wave radars which work together in reading both adjacent traffic and the road lane markings, then, in the words of Jeremy Clarkson, some witchcraft happens and the car can pretty much drive itself.

You should obviously replace “witchcraft” with a powerful computer.

How will the car work in the real world, you ask? Well, MotoManTV got a chance to test a version of the system put on the facelifted Mercedes-Benz E 500 Cabrio, somewhere in Denmark.

Al we need now is for Skynet to become self-aware, although we have a feeling it will be a little less murderous than the one in the Terminator movie. As a matter of fact, it might be quite the opposite, since the Distronic Plus with Steering Assist is a system that was designed to actually save lives.

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About the author: Alex Oagana
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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