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Mercedes: partnership with Luminar for automated driving

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Mercedes-Benz aims to consolidate its reputation as a manufacturer that is particularly attentive to technological innovations also in the digitized future of the car. The partnership signed with Luminar aims in this direction, aimed at exploring new development paths for lidar technology. These include the implementation of automated driving systems for next generation cars. “Luminar fits perfectly into our current roster of high-level partnerships with leading and cutting-edge technology companies.” Markus Schäfer, member of the board of directors of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG, said.
“Mercedes-Benz’s achievement of SAE level 3 has already marked a huge milestone for automated driving and I am absolutely convinced that the partnerships will increase our ambition for what is possible in the future. Cooperation is an essential part. of Mercedes-Benz strategy, therefore, I am extremely pleased to have Austin Russell and Luminar on board for our journey. ” As part of the partnership, Mercedes-Benz will enable Luminar to take a data-driven development approach to continuous product improvement and updates. Safety is a central element of the Mercedes-Benz brand, which for almost 70 years has set the pace in the development of active and passive safety devices in the automotive field, not only for the benefit of Mercedes customers, but also for that of other road users. . Advanced driver assistance systems can make life easier in many everyday situations.
Sophisticated systems provide adequate assistance for cruise control, distance control, steering and lane change. With DRIVE PILOT, Mercedes-Benz will offer customers air-conditioned automated driving (SAE Level 3) for a new level of luxury. In December 2021, Mercedes-Benz was the first carmaker in the world to gain internationally valid system approval for Automated Conditional Driving (SAE Level 3), marking a milestone in automotive development. The company’s DRIVE PILOT automated driving system will go into series production this year, aboard the S-Class and EQS.

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