2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Offers Automated Driving

2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class with Distronic Plus

2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class set to go on sale next month, and it offers up some interesting options/features, including the Distronic Plus with Steering Assist and Stop&Go Pilot.

According to AutoBlog.com’s test-drive, the cruise control system allows for “hands-off, feet-off driving” at speeds up to 37 mph, allowing for automated slow traffic situations. The system will drive itself, following the vehicle ahead, braking, accelerating and cornering accordingly. It also worked well when the lead vehicle veers off, leaving the system to follow only the road lines.

You can’t just completely go to sleep though. Distronic Plus will alert you if you have your hands off the wheel for more than ten seconds while driving over 19 mph.

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class starts at a base price of $95,000, but would cost more with upgrades when it hits the U.S in September.

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