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A Sorta-Self-Driving Mercedes Tackles Americans’ Greatest Fear: the Roundabout

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Warren Edwards
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First, humans gave them the ability to drive down the highway without smashing into things.

The methodical German engineers behind the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class want their baby to move beyond simplistic freeway driving, and onto the roads that wind through towns, villages, and cities.

The Mercedes flagship’s secret sauce is in its updated semi-autonomous adaptive cruise control.

This newly juiced system has the car automatically slow down for turns in the road ahead to help the driver steer safely through.

Some of this is helpful.

But there are still parts of the semi-autonomous driving system that can be unsettling for drivers.

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