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Mercedes/Bosch fully automated parking system approved in Germany

The world’s first highly automated driverless parking function will be available for certain S-Class and EQS variants

The world’s first automated driverless parking function has been officially approved for commercial use, with Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority green-lighting the Mercedes-Benz / Bosch automated parking system in a parking garage at Stuttgart Airport.

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Confused UK drivers believe they can buy a fully Autonomous car today

  • Thatcham Research urges caution as 52% of UK drivers still mistakenly believe that fully Autonomous driving is possible today; number rises to 72% in the US
  • UK motorists recognise potential for Automated Driving to improve safety by removing human error
  • Watching brief: 44% of UK respondents will wait for the technology to mature before they would consider purchasing a car with self- driving capability
  • Thatcham Research calls for all stakeholders to come together to instil Trust in Automation

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Chapter 3 - An honest review of owning a Skoda Kodiaq with ADAS features

Author: Steph Garner

I thought I would give it some time before reviewing my new car so I could fully understand the technology that I didn’t have on my Nissan.

If you are new to this story, please take time to read through my first two stories detailing when I was in the market for a new car.

Chapter 1 - Buying a car is a nightmare
Chapter 2 - Manufacturers making consumer ADAS requests difficult

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Latest Euro NCAP gradings show Nissan and Volkswagen are bringing high-performance Assisted Driving to the mainstream

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Latest Euro NCAP gradings show Nissan and Volkswagen are bringing high-performance Assisted Driving to the mainstream
  • Nissan Qashqai and VW ID.5 achieve ‘very good’ ratings in latest Euro NCAP Assisted Driving gradings
  • Polestar 2 upgrades its Pilot Assist system via an Over-the-Air update to improve its steering support, which takes its rating from ‘moderate’ to ‘good’
  • Entry’ rating for the Jaguar I-Pace which delivers the essentials for assisted driving but lacks more advanced features
  • Thatcham Research encourages drivers to reap safety and comfort benefits of ‘driver assist’ systems

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