[SystemSafety] Mercedes and Autonomous Driving

John Spriggs the.johnspriggs at googlemail.com
Fri Dec 10 12:36:57 CET 2021

"Autobahn-similar" probably refers to the relative lack of junctions or
pedestrians, and the presence of a central barrier - the car just has to
drive slower than other road users, like a certain supermarket's lorries in
the UK.


On Fri, 10 Dec 2021 at 11:27, Peter Bernard Ladkin <ladkin at causalis.com>

> I read in my local newspaper this morning that Mercedes-Benz have got the
> worldwide first "type
> certificate" for self-driving systems. It is called a "Drive Pilot"; it
> follows UN rule 157, and it
> allows hands-free driving at a maximum of 69kph along "autobahn-similar
> roads". The article says
> this covers quite a few Autobahnen, but I can't see how this can be -- the
> only 60kph limits on
> Autobahnen are in narrow lanes past road works.
> "Type certificate" means that the German road vehicle authority has issued
> a permit for its use on
> German roads. It will be in the S-class Merc and the electric Pendant EQS.
> Prof. i.R. Dr. Peter Bernard Ladkin, Bielefeld, Germany
> Tel+msg +49 (0)521 880 7319  www.rvs-bi.de
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