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Mercedes-Benz aims to launch Level 3 self-driving car in next three years – report

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Company’s refreshed S-Class comes with Level 2 autonomy

Mercedes-Benz is working to launch car capable of Level 3 autonomy in the next three years, Autocar reported on 5 June. The carmaker has been spotted testing an autonomous E-Class with a Lidar sensor on its rood in Germany. At the Auto Shanghai 2017 in China in April this year, Mercedes-Benz launched an updated S-Class with driver assistance technologies that enabled Level 2 autonomous capability. The flagship sedan featured newly-developed Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC and Active Steering Assist that help vehicle keep safe distance and steering automatically.

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