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Mercedes-Benz Approved to Use Level 3 Autonomous Cars Anywhere in the US

Mercedes-Benz just technically won the race to bring Level 3 autonomous cars anywhere in the US. Recently, the automaker got its approval to roll out its Drive Pilot system in Nevada and is looking to get permission from California soon. While it should be noted that Waymo and Cruise have already integrated Level 4 autonomy in their ride-hailing services in the US, it comes with specific conditions that include operating only within a limited range for its service area. Mercedes, on the other hand, is allowed to use its system anywhere in the US, except in California for now where it is pending approval. Drive Pilot comes with Level 3… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz to Offer Subscription-Based Power Boost

It turns out that the new electric vehicles (EVs) of Mercedes-Benz have more than what meets the eye. Recently, the automaker revealed some secret features of its EQ cars that can only be unlocked through a subscription-based service similar to what Tesla and other EV makers have been offering. According to Mercedes, the service entails a $1,200 yearly subscription to gain access to a 20% to 24% increase in the power output of its EVs. Likewise, torque will also be boosted for faster acceleration times. The scheme will be initially available for the EQE and EQS in both their sedan and SUV models. As an example, getting the boost will… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz SMNR Simply Defies the Known Laws of Physics

In support of its exclusive partnership with Riot Games, Mercedes-Benz will unveil a car it calls the “Mercedes-Benz Project SMNR” at the League of Legends (LoL) World Championship this coming November 5 in San Francisco. Project SMNR, which stands for “Summoner”, is a two-seater coupe not bound by the laws of physics. In other words, it is virtual by nature. According to Mercedes, Project SMNR takes heavy inspiration from the dynamic game world of LoL. Using the raw materials present in the game collectively known as “metamaterials” and utilizing the three-pointed star marque’s Sensual Purity design philosophy, Mercedes pushed the boundaries to create a car that defies the laws of… Continue Reading »

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MBUX Infotainment System: A Cut Above the Rest

Mercedes-Benz has always been a leader in automotive technology, and one of its major innovations is the MBUX infotainment system. This native feature of cars with the three-pointed star logo offers drivers a wealth of features and options that simply can’t be found elsewhere. Let’s take a closer look at some of the key features that make MBUX stand out from the competition. One of the most notable things about MBUX is its intuitive design. The interface is sleek and user-friendly, and it’s easy to find the information or controls you’re looking for. The system also features natural language processing, which means it can understand spoken commands even if they’re… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz to Get Qualcomm Snapdragon Digital Chassis

Renowned chipmaker Qualcomm Technologies Inc. is now expanding its reach from being a major presence in mobile computing devices to automobiles. Recently, it was revealed that Mercedes-Benz is now joining other automakers like BMW, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Renault, Volvo, and Stellantis in adopting the company’s new Snapdragon platform for vehicles. According to a report from Automotive News, Mercedes is looking to integrate the new Qualcomm Snapdragon automobile platform in powering its vehicles’ digital cockpits and telematics system. Through the partnership, the California-based tech giant will provide new AI and computing solutions to the German automaker’s products. It will also include a series of performance- and safety-related upgrades to the luxury brand’s… Continue Reading »

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Here’s How Each Mercedes-AMG One Hypercar is Made

After so much delay, the Mercedes-AMG One is finally green-lit for delivery to customers. In keeping up with AMG’s tradition of hand-building its own engines, the hypercar is manually assembled by hand in the company’s facility in Coventry, UK. Likewise, the V6 engine and four electric motors of the are put together by hand in Brixworth where the Mercedes F1 cars are made. In a procedure compared by AMG to the manufacture of high-end timepieces, each and every car must pass through 16 assembly and testing stations. The creation of each One hypercar involves more than 50 individuals. After construction is completed, the electric vehicle is rolled-out at a nearby… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Ambient Lighting Takes the EQS Interior to a Whole New Level

Mercedes-Benz Ambient Lighting is one of the three-pointed star brand’s most unique and luxurious features. It is designed to elevate the interior of its vehicles, providing a more comfortable and inviting space for passengers. The Mercedes ambient lighting system uses 190 LED lights that are carefully positioned throughout the cabin. These lights can be customized to create different effects, depending on the mood or atmosphere that you want to create. The ambient lighting system, although available only as an optional extra, is an important part of the Mercedes-Benz EQS interior design. The EQS is one of Mercedes’ new electric vehicles unveiled in April 2021, which also spawned an SUV version… Continue Reading »

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