Mercedes-Benz’s Self-Driving Cars Took to the Streets of San Francisco and Residents Were Mesmerized

As more rumors about driverless cars from Apple and Google continue to emerge, there’s another company that also appears eager to switch gears.

San Francisco residents reported seeing a Mercedes-Benz driverless car in the city last week. The vehicle, reminiscent of a sci-fi movie, is called the F015 Luxury In Motion and was featured at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in September.

On Wednesday, residents were posting photos of their sightings from around the Bay Area. A Mercedes-Benz spokeswoman confirmed the sightings to the Huffington Post.

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Mercedes-Benz posted a YouTube video in January to highlight its Luxury in Motion “research vehicle” with a video description that said: “The Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion research vehicle is offering a vision of autonomous driving in the future.”

“The luxury saloon with total connectivity gives a preview of how the self-driving car of the future could become a platform for communication and interaction,” it said.

Mercedes-Benz has also posted photos the F 015 Luxury in Motion vehicle on its website, offering consumers a glimpse into the future.

Image source: Mercedes-Benz.com
Image source: Mercedes-Benz.com
Image source: Mercedes-Benz.com
Image source: Mercedes-Benz.com
Image source: Mercedes-Benz.com
Image source: Mercedes-Benz.com

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(H/T: Huffington Post)

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