Moreover, Las Vegas was also the final stop of the “Intelligent World Drive”, with which Mercedes-Benz has tested automated drive functions on all five continents.
On the last stages in California and Nevada, the test vehicle collected valuable information specific to the USA for the further development of the driver assistance systems. The automated test drives in the greater Los Angeles area, and subsequently to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, concentrated on the assessment of driving behaviour in dense city traffic and on highways. The focus was especially on the recognition of school buses and country-specific lane markings, driving lanes and speed limit signs. In addition the innovative DIGITAL LIGHT system was tested.