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Mercedes steers towards the future with self-drive car at Frankfurt motor show

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Mercedes steers towards the future with self-drive car at Frankfurt motor show

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Modern day cars are packed technology to make our drive less demanding and less stressful. Now German car maker, Mercedes, is preparing to launch its self-drive car concept which could take motoring to a whole new world of comfort.

Visitors to the Frankfurt motor show this week will get a chance to see the Mercedes-Benz S 500 Intelligent Drive research vehicle work its magic.

It can master situations such as cruising the motorway or manoeuvering through traffic jams while the driver relaxes.

The head of the Autonomous Driving team, Eberhard Klaus, explained that the radar sensors are positioned in or behind the bumpers. The cameras are hidden behind camera lids.

Still with governments and insurance companies among those who need to be convinced, the full driveless system is unlikely to be commercialised for up to a decade while further tests are carried out.