A Mercedes-Benz magazine ad described a new sedan as a "self-driving car from a very self-driven company." On television, the Daimler AG luxury brand showed a future autonomous concept car with passengers facing one another before cutting to a current vehicle with limited automatic steering. "Is the world truly ready for a vehicle that can drive itself?" asked the television commercial's narrator, adding the future had arrived, ready or not, with a "concept car that's already a reality." But there was a problem: The E-Class sedan both ads portrayed isn't a self-driving car. Rather it features technologies, such as Drive Pilot, that can initiate a lane change by activating the turn signal, and Active Brake Assist, which warns of an imminent collision and automatically brakes if the driver fails to act. Mercedes-Benz pulled the television ad in late July 2016 in part to "avoid any potential confusion," a company spokeswoman said. The move came soon after consumer advocates wrote the head of the Federal Trade Commission complaining the commercial incorrectly portrayed a fully driverless car. Mercedes-Benz had already removed the "self-driving car" reference from the separate print ad after the May fatal crash of a Tesla Motors Inc. electric car driving itself. Auto makers developing automated-driving features are confronting concerns they are giving short shrift to the technologies' limitations and leaving customers with a false sense of security. After the Tesla crash, lawmakers, safety advocates and others have begun homing in on how car companies describe their autonomous-driving systems.
Am 12. April fand das erste Mal die von der Mobilitätsakademie des TCS organisierte ...»weiterlesen
EPTA Conference 2017 „Shaping the Future of Mobility“ Luzern, Verkehrshaus, Mittwoch, 8. ...»weiterlesen
Am 22. September war www.auto-mat.ch live vor Ort, als die ersten beiden automatischen ...»weiterlesen
Deutscher Verkehrsminister Dobrindt: Weltweit erste Leitlinien für Fahrcomputer»weiterlesen