Mercedes-Benz’s self-driving luxury sedan, which was unveiled at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week, has finally made it’s way to Detroit.
The Luxury in Motion F 015 by the German automaker will be at the 2015 North American International Auto Show this week, according to a company official.
Releasing a statement, Dr. Dieter Zetsche, head of Mercedes-Benz Cars and Chairman of Daimler AG, said, “Anyone who focuses solely on the technology has not yet grasped how autonomous driving will change our society. The car is growing beyond its role as a mere means of transport and will ultimately become a mobile living space.”
The auto experts say the smooth, futuristic vehicle clearly illustrates the company’s vision for autonomous driving.
F015 offers a very adventurous ride to the car lovers. It is a plug-in hybrid vehicle that runs on a hydrogen fuel cell and a lithium-ion battery. It also carries 3-D cameras and high-powered sensors that help the vehicle drive without any human assistance.
The self-driving car also has a rare exciting feature at its interiors. The passengers can easily rotate their seats in a way that they could face each other and enjoy the journey while their car takes them to their destination while driving self.
According to a statement by the company: “Even now, vehicles from Mercedes-Benz are capable of detecting many different hazardous situations out on the road and reacting as the situation demands – by means of autonomous braking, for instance. And from the C-Class through to the S-Class, there are already Mercedes-Benz models driving semi-autonomously on public roads today, equipped with features such as DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist and the Stop&Go Pilot semi-autonomous traffic jam vehicle following function. Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC allows automated parking with active steering and brake control in both parallel and end-on spaces.”
Over 40 vehicles are likely to see their launch at NAIAS, which runs from January 12 to 25 in Detroit. The event will be open to the public from January 17 to 25. According to the reports, the event is likely to see a gathering of around 800,000 people.