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VIDEO: Mercedes Self-Driving Car Will Open Up A World Of Possibilities Beyond Sleeping At The Wheel

Posted by AGORACOM at 10:42 PM on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

If you thought self-driving cars were simply going to make your life easier by letting you sleep or chill behind the wheel, you need to start thinking way bigger.  How about:

  • Dropping you off at the front of a restaurant on a cold night, then going to park itself.
  • Swiveling chairs that let you and other passengers face each other while the car drives itself.
  • Letting you know how many tickets are available at a movie theater as you drive by.
  • Detecting pedestrians and telling them to “go ahead” while the car waits.
  • Allowing you to control functions such as temperature control with eye-tracking and gestures.
  • Travel 1,100 kilometers on a single charge
  • .,… and let you sleep during stop & go traffic

Here it is … and thank god it’ll be on the road by the time my kids can do any damage!

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