This drive left its marks. 125 years later, in August 2013: The Mercedes-Benz S 500 INTELLIGENT DRIVE drove largely autonomously in inter-urban and urban traffic – likewise from Mannheim to Pforzheim.
At first glance, the visionary luxury saloon has little in common with the three-wheeled first automobile in history. But both vehicles are driven by the same value: by the confidence in a new technology that will change mobility and quality of life substantially. As a result, Mercedes-Benz was the first automotive manufacturer in the world to accomplish an autonomous trip in daily traffic in 2013 – and it did so with production-based technology.