Mercedes Leapfrogs Tesla In Self-Driving Technology, Federal OK

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At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Mercedes Benz revealed the state of Nevada approved their SAE level 3 autonomous driving system. The first car maker to receive approval for level 3 driving automation in the country. Many are skeptical about self-driving vehicles, with stories such as a self-driving vehicle causing an eight-car pile-up in San Francisco. Here’s everything you need to know about level 3 self-driving vehicles and what this means for the US.

You read that correctly. Though Tesla is more commonly associated with self-driving vehicles, they only provide level 2 automation in the US. SAE International, formally known as the Society of Automotive Engineers, defines the different levels of driving automation in vehicles.

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