Albuquerque, Los Angeles, New York. First Publication: 05/30/22, 7:19 PM (Last Updated: 05/31/22, 6:11 PM) Of mercedes Tremors, then stops. In the middle of the parking entrance. “Now that’s bad,” says Kay Stepper.
head of autonomous driving BOSCH The United States had really prepared everything down to the last detail. Along with his fellow Mercedes-Benz, he screwed dozens of sensors into the floor in the parking garage of the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown LA. Soft drinks provided. A dozen journalists and two camera crews were invited. But the performance fails: Mercedes simply doesn’t want to park without a driver.
“connectivity issues” are to blame, goes the hasty explanation. It then works on subsequent attempts. But he’s not yet completely convinced of Bosch’s Autopilot, which will lead future cars to their parking space as if by magic.
Autonomous driving is considered the holy grail of automakers
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