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Author Topic: Mercedes S Class drives itself on Autobahn  (Read 565 times)
mfrank
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« on: August 03, 2014, 07:48:55 AM »

Carscoop Aug. 3, 2014

Since current legislation in most countries doesn't actually allow fully autonomous cars on their roads, Mercedes-Benz was required to fit additional sensors on the steering wheel in order to detect that the driver keeps at least one hand on the wheel. If it detects that the driver isn't using the steering during a given time, the Steering Assist system is deactivated.

Closely following the KISS principle, it seems that the steering wheel sensor is actually based on weight, so the German owner of a Mercedes-Benz S 500 decided to trick the system using what appears to be a can of juice.

The weight of the soda can simulates the driver using the steering wheel, which in translation means that the car can drive all by itself on the German Autobahn.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kv9JYqhFV-M" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kv9JYqhFV-M</a>

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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2014, 08:42:55 AM »

A glimpse into the future.
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2014, 08:46:16 AM »

yes but why would you want your car to be out driving for itself while youre at home  Huh
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2014, 09:01:45 AM »

Neat schlecht.
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2014, 12:03:43 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2014, 01:17:31 PM »

My favorite feature is the active multicontour front seats with massage "active side bolsters can be set to automatically increase lateral support in cornering maneuvers."  You have to feel this to believe it!  Pure MB magic.  Bay likey!  Tongue

http://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/vehicles/model/class-S/model-S63V4


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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2014, 02:50:57 PM »

I smell Leopold in this topic......... Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2014, 03:38:31 PM »

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