Mercedes-Benz shows off self-driving technology on new S-Class sedan

Mercedes-Benz is introducing a car the designers say practically drives itself. (3/20/14)

MONTVALE - Mercedes-Benz is introducing a car the designers say practically drives itself.

Representatives demonstrated a simulator that showcases the latest technology at their headquarters in Montvale Thursday.

The new S-Class sedan has a smart cruise control system, that enables the car to change its speed and even steer itself.

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The car uses cameras in the front and back to detect the lane markers and other cars and objects, which can then help the driver, if necessary.

"Think of a situation where your vehicle slows down and you have a slight left bend," says spokesperson Matthias Struck. "You will feel your steering wheel move as you have your hands on it. It will move to help you get through that curve."
 
The S-Class can also maneuver itself in stop-and-go traffic. 

Experts say several fully functional self-driving cars could be on the market by 2025.

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