Making the futuristic self-driving cars a reality, car maker Mercedes-Benz took a giant step forward by introducing its F015 Luxury in Motion at the 2015 edition of Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Tuesday.
The F015 offers a promising ride to the car lovers who are looking for the ideal self-driving cars.
It is a plug-in hybrid running on a hydrogen fuel cell as well as a lithium-ion battery. It is also installed with sensors and 3-D cameras that help the car drive without any human assistance.
The developers have also introduced a rare and exciting feature to the interiors of this car. The passengers in the car will be able to rotate the four seats to face and each other enjoy the journey while the Mercedes is driving itself. And once the car reaches its destination, the passengers can rotate their respective seats toward the car doors to make an easy exit.
The F105 is currently not intended for the production purpose, but it definitely offers a close insight to the armours that Mercedes-Benz have when the technology for creation of a fully autonomous vehicle is concerned.
Mercedes is not alone in the race of developing fully autonomous vehicles that can drive without any human support safely on public roads. Search giant Google has been a pioneer in realizing this technology.
Along with Mercedes, auto giants like Ford and Audi are also working in direction of developing self-driving cars.
While making the keynote address at CES event on Tuesday, Ford’s chief technical officer Raj Nair said that his firm is testing for safety standards of its own self-driving cars on public roads. Currently, Ford offers self-parking feature in some of its models.
On the other hand, Audi is also conducting longer-distance tests. After the company got green signal from California in 2014 for putting self-driving cars on public roads, Audi sent a prototype A7 to the public roads to cover a large distance from San Francisco to Las Vegas (along with a human for assistance in case of any system failure). The Audi’s car reached 70 miles per hour speeds. Moreover, braving the heavy rains, the car without taking any outside assistance made it to the CES event without any untoward incident.