Mercedes-Benz shows off self-driving car technology in its new $100,000 S-Class

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Google has been pushing self-driving car technology for much of the last few years, and Audi showed off its own self-driving vehicle at the last CES, and now Mercedes-Benz is throwing its hat into the ring. According to The New York Times, the automaker showed off its “virtual chauffer” technology in its new $ 100,00 S-Class in Hamburg, Germany — it’s a car that Mercedes-Benz says can steer itself in city traffic or keep it in its lane going over 120MPH on a highway, under the right conditions. It can also park itself, brake automatically to avoid hitting pedestrians or other cars, and can even tell when a driver is becoming dangerously fatigued. Mercedes compared it to a plane’s autopilot system, in which the plane can perform many of…

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