According to the report, Tesla is now publicizing its full automatic driving software, saying that its vehicle has the most advanced automatic driving function. In this context, the competitor Mercedes Benz said that they have developed a similar system, but did not allow the public to use the system on the road. < / P > < p > as a pioneer in the development of advanced driving assistance system (ADAS), the German company adopted a step-by-step approach when releasing new technology, waiting for its engineers to verify the system, rather than leaving the work to the car owner. < / P > < p > Mercedes Benz and Tesla adopt a more conservative approach and a more radical approach. However, the two companies share the same goal of putting highly automated driving technology on public roads. They believe that this technology can greatly reduce the incidence of accidents, because computers can process faster than human beings and avoid accidents more effectively. < / P > < p > the advanced driving assistance system can provide the driver with steering, braking and acceleration support under limited circumstances. Generally, this system can only be used on highways. For a long time, automobile manufacturers do not want drivers to use this technology in busy city commuting, because it is not enough to deal with complex road conditions and driving conditions. < / P > < p > last week, Tesla broke the tradition by releasing FSD software, which allows vehicles to drive automatically in cities, but the company still warned car owners that the system “could do the most wrong thing at the worst time.”. < / P > < p > Mercedes Benz does not allow car owners to use the system under test. The company says its engineers need to pass the qualifying examination to become a test driver, and to test the autopilot system, another test is required. < / P > < p > this German enterprise does not want customers to be their test objects, testing the vehicle’s processors, software and machines, so that the system can gain more capabilities over time. They want the vehicle to be verified by engineers first, and then open to the public after verifying the reliability of the vehicle and system. “We don’t want to blindly trust ourselves,” a Mercedes spokesman said at the automaker test track in imendingen, Germany. What we want is to build trust after we know enough about cars. Customers need to know clearly what the car can and cannot do. The worst case is that when the car goes into a complex situation, consumers are ambivalent about whether they should take over the car. ” < / P > < p > Mercedes Benz emphasizes that it has decades of experience in automatic driving assistance system. At present, the company is seeking the approval of national regulatory authorities for its drive pilot system all over the world, and the system has realized L3 level automatic driving. < / P > < p > L3 level automatic driving means that drivers can legally move their eyes away from the steering wheel, and the vehicle manufacturer will have to bear the insurance liability in case of an accident. Tesla, on the other hand, stipulates that if there is an accident, the owner should bear the responsibility himself. < / P > < p > Mercedes Benz has been using camera based systems since 2009 to provide traffic light recognition and lane keeping assistance. In 2013, the company switched to stereo cameras, adding depth of field and pedestrian recognition emergency braking functions. < / P > < p > senior engineers familiar with the project revealed that it was in the joint development project of Tesla Model s and Mercedes Benz electric B-class car that Tesla CEO Elon Musk learned about the driving assistance system based on camera and radar. < / P > < p > Mercedes Benz plans to release drive pilot next year as an evolution of the Distronic system released in 2013, which can use cameras and radars to keep the vehicle in the current lane and keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front. < / P > < p > and drive pilot will add a new sensor: lidar to cross reference the data collected by radar, ultrasonic sensor, high-definition map, radar and camera.
Mercedes Benz manager Michael (Michael Decker) shows that this is a reasonable technological progress in the automatic driving system test field. Dyke is driving a brand new Mercedes Benz S-class car, driving it to a section of the road simulating the highway and opening the drive pilot. The vehicle moves forward seamlessly, gently manipulating the brakes and steering wheel, maintaining its position in the surrounding traffic. “Most of the time, I’m dealing with edge cases, special situations that we need to control,” he says Currently, the Mercedes Benz drive pilot can only work at a maximum speed of 60 km / h, but it will support a higher speed with the permission of the law. < / P > < p > If a new law is passed, it will be able to operate on German expressways from the middle of next year, but not in other European countries. “If the vehicle crosses the border and enters France, the system will break away because we use high-definition maps as a system verification system,” dyke said. France has not yet established a legal framework to allow the system to operate. ” < / P > < p > although Mercedes Benz engineers all know that Tesla has taken a more radical approach in marketing, it seems that they are not going to follow the example of the American electric vehicle manufacturer. < / P > < p > dyke said, “yes. We’ve been following our own path. We think we have the right strategy. Security is the most important thing. The key of security is to build a mature system. The safety standards of Mercedes Benz are more important than everything, including speed. ” SpaceX beat blue origin and Northrop Grumman to win a $316 million air force contract