Hands off

There is a lot of talk about a future with self-driving cars, but the future is actually here right now. We’ve taken a hands-off drive in Norway with cars you can already buy.

DACHSBOARD: No, we are not barking mad, the future is here. The new autonomous system is "a guide dog for the blind". Soon your dog could actually take you for a walk. Foto: Jamieson Pothecary / Autofil
DACHSBOARD: No, we are not barking mad, the future is here. The new autonomous system is "a guide dog for the blind". Soon your dog could actually take you for a walk. Foto: Jamieson Pothecary / Autofil Vis mer
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In the auto industry, Tesla and Mercedes-Benz have pushed the envelope the furthest so far with their autonomous driving functions available for the man on the street.

Every time Mercedes launches a new S- or E-Class the motor industry holds its breath.

Mercedes until now has been considered the benchmark for all other car manufacturers. That is until now, when a small Californian company making battery driven cars decided to put Mercedes to the test.

We love it when an underdog puts up a fight and just had to borrow Goliath, the new E-Class, and put it up against David, the Tesla Model S.

Possibilitys

We decided to push gadgets, quality and driving abilities aside for once. For this test it is the future that stands in focus.

To achieve a vision of zero fatalities in traffic we have to remove all elements of human error and emotions. In order to solve traffic congestion and improve the cars functionalty, we must drive faster, more compact yet with increased reaction times. Way faster than an overworked, stressed out and fatigued driver would ever be able to. In other words, the car just has to drive its self.

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