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Mercedes-Benz is test­ing au­to­mated driv­ing func­tions on all five con­ti­nents us­ing a ve­hi­cle based on the S-Class. Be­tween now and Jan­uary 2018, this S-Class, which has is au­to­mated for test pur­poses, will face a va­ri­ety of com­plex traf­fic sit­u­a­tions. Af­ter the launch in Ger­many, the next test drive will take place in China fol­lowed by oth­ers in Aus­tralia in Novem­ber and South Africa in De­cem­ber 2017. The fi­nal stop of the tour will be the CES in Las Ve­gas in Jan­uary. The pur­pose of the “In­tel­li­gent World Drive” is to col­lect in­for­ma­tion on real traf­fic con­di­tions faced by au­ton­o­mous ve­hi­cles around the world.

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