In Frankfurt, Dieter Zetsche, the CEO of Daimler, sprang from the back of a Mercedes S-Class, which had no one in the driver’s seat.

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For almost a decade, cars that drive themselves have been a part science fiction, but after the Frankfurt automobile show, there it can be sensed that the technology is moving at a fast pace from laboratories to the reality. If the visionaries are to be believed, the autonomous cars could potentially reduce the rate of accidents. So, it is a new reason for people to buy autonomous cars.

 While the likes of robot taxis are still a far-fetched dream, which is probably more than a decade away, auto executives said, cars handling most of driving with minimal human intervention could be made available by the end of this decade.

Starting at slightly more than $92,000, the latest model of the Mercedes S-Class, which will be up for sale in the United States next month, is able to apply brakes and accelerate by itself on the highway or in stop-and-go traffic. Besides this, it can steer itself on a straight or slightly curvy roads. Still for safety and legal reasons, the driver still needs to keep a hand on the steering, in order to manage more complex situations.

I think that this technological marvel will change the face of the automobile industry, with other luxury car makers like BMW, Audi also getting into the race.

 

 

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In Frankfurt, Dieter Zetsche, the CEO of Daimler, sprang from the back of a Mercedes S-Class, which had no one in the driver’s seat. For almost a decade, cars that drive themselves have been a part science fiction, but after the Frankfurt automobile show, there it can be sensed that...
In Frankfurt, Dieter Zetsche, the CEO of Daimler, sprang from the back of a Mercedes S-Class, which had no one in the driver’s seat. <a href="http://www.grasphub.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/merc.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-2328" alt="merc" src="http://www.grasphub.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/merc-300x183.jpg" width="300" height="183" /></a> For almost a decade, cars that drive themselves have been a part science fiction, but after the Frankfurt automobile show, there it can be sensed that the technology is moving at a fast pace from laboratories to the reality. If the visionaries are to be believed, the autonomous cars could potentially reduce the rate of accidents. So, it is a new reason for people to buy autonomous cars.  While the likes of robot taxis are still a far-fetched dream, which is probably more than a decade away, auto executives said, cars handling most of driving with minimal human intervention could be made available by the end of this decade. Starting at slightly more than $92,000, the latest model of the Mercedes S-Class, which will be up for sale in the United States next month, is able to apply brakes and accelerate by itself on the highway or in stop-and-go traffic. Besides this, it can steer itself on a straight or slightly curvy roads. Still for safety and legal reasons, the driver still needs to keep a hand on the steering, in order to manage more complex situations. I think that this technological marvel will change the face of the automobile industry, with other luxury car makers like BMW, Audi also getting into the race.