Mercedes-Benz Urban Automated Driving Vehicle Spotted in San Jose

Announced long ago, now they are here. The first Mercedes-Benz vehicle to be a robotaxi used in a fleet in an urban environment with passengers was spotted on Stevens Creek Boulevard, right at the corner of Santana Row.

Because the vehicle, an S-class 450, with safety driver and two passengers (probably engineers) stopped at the curb, I could get a good view of the vehicle and make this video.

Very well visible is the makeshift roof mount with sensors. Four LiDARs and eight cameras on the roof, two LiDARs at the front bumper. In the middle of each of the four sides of the car seem to be radars at ground level.

The vehicle’s license plate was a manufacturer’s plate from Michigan.

This article was also published in German.

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