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Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by raynewman, Jul 29, 2016.
Apparently, they were kidding (although they may not have realized it at the time): Mercedes pulls ‘self-driving car’ advert following concerns over Tesla’s use of ‘Autopilot’
At least in the US, that ad already got pulled because it was deceptive.
Glad they pulled it, I was beginning to think there was a double standard.
I particularly liked the PRE-SAFE Sound, which helps protect the ears from damaging sound (like this advert)...
I need that in the Model S, whenever my 10 year old is in the passenger seat acting as a Spotify DJ...
This is the best comparison between Tesla Autopilot and Mercedes Drive Pilot I've read so far and, spoiler alert Mercedes does not do well. The War For Autonomous Driving: 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class VS. 2017 Tesla Model S. One could say advertising Drive Pilot as autonomous is a dangerous lie.
Let me play devils advocate and say that I welcome other's entry into this transitional fray of motor vehicle automation. With them, we may be too vulnerable to premature and emotive reactions as could be the case with the autopilot crash in the US at the moment.
There's clearly a lot of anti-Tesla opinions out there.
How would we feel if autopilot use was suspended as a result? I say, the more the merrier!
Meant - without them ...
Yes - if it actually worked. Have you ever had to put up with a MB over an extended period of time. I don't think any of their gadgets actually work.
Previously, raynewman, I was a Jag man, so not much experience with MBs, and now I'm a Tesla driver, not much chance of that in the future!
You haven't missed much since the mid nineties.
Cars like the W124 E-Class were built like tanks and lasted forever, but towards the end of their production Mercedes was losing money on every one. The next generation W210 E-Class was much cheaper to build and helped rescue the company but had reliability problems never known before with MB.
I was a big fan when I was younger but I'm definitely not a fan anymore and in particular I have never been a fan of Gorden Wagener's "Sensual Purity" styling and the obsession with farty AMG exhausts.
Their lane-changing / holding systems are reportedly inferior, but i tell you what: I'd pay a few grand to have an interior like that in the Model S.....