autoevolution
 

S 500 Intelligent Drive Brings Itself onto the Mercedes-Benz Stand at Frankfurt

With Dieter Zetsche being the only human inside the Ruby Black S 500 that literally drove itself onto the Mercedes-Benz stand, we can pretty much call it a day and say that the future is here.
Mercedes-Benz S 500 Intelligent Drive 23 photos
Photo: Stefan Baldauf/Robert Kah
Mercedes S500 Intelligent DriveMercedes S500 Intelligent DriveMercedes S500 Intelligent DriveMercedes S500 Intelligent DriveMercedes S500 Intelligent DriveMercedes S500 Intelligent DriveMercedes S500 Intelligent DriveMercedes S500 Intelligent DriveMercedes S500 Intelligent DriveMercedes S500 Intelligent DriveMercedes S500 Intelligent DriveMercedes S500 Intelligent DriveMercedes S500 Intelligent DriveMercedes S500 Intelligent DriveMercedes S500 Intelligent DriveMercedes S500 Intelligent DriveMercedes S500 Intelligent DriveMercedes S500 Intelligent DriveMercedes S500 Intelligent DriveMercedes S500 Intelligent DriveMercedes S500 Intelligent DriveMercedes S500 Intelligent Drive
The Mercedes-Benz S 500 Intelligent Drive is the latest and consequently the most advanced three-pointed star wearer to be completely autonomous. Not only that, but the most of the technology inside the concept car is already available in the current Mercedes-Benz flagship sedan - the recently launched W222 S-Class.

Back in August, the S 500 Intelligent Drive was also the first autonomous vehicle to recreate the 104 km (65 miles) route between Mannheim and Pforzheim, which most automotive anoraks remember as the first long distance drive made by a modern automobile in history.

Although still a concept, the car is so close to production that it could probably be sold tomorrow without a single technical modification, but there would probably a great deal of legislation headaches to be had by the Germans. Meanwhile, why don't you check out the official unveil of the car in the following gallery.
If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram X (Twitter)
About the author: Alex Oagana
Alex Oagana profile photo

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 autoevolution.com project.
Full profile

 

Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories