Mercedes-Benz readies seven models for highly automated and driverless parking at Stuttgart Airport

Following the S-Class, EQS and the EQE sedan, luxury carmaker equips new E-Class sedan and estate, EQE and the EQS SUVS with highly automated parking function at Stuttgart Airport.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 13 Nov 2023 Views icon2143 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

Mercedes-Benz has expanded its range of cars equipped with its highly automated parking ‘Intelligent Park Pilot’ function (SAE Level 4) at the parking garage P6 at Stuttgart Airport.

The norm SAE J3016 defines six levels of driving automation (Level 0 to Level 5). SAE Level 4 refers to high driving automation: The vehicle, under certain conditions (for instance in a parking garage), can handle traffic situations on its own.

Following the S-Class, EQS and the EQE sedans, the German luxury carmaker’s Intelligent Park Pilot is now also available for the new E-Class sedan and Estate, the EQE SUV and the EQS SUV. As per the car maker, driving into a car park, exiting the vehicle, and sending it to a pre-booked parking space via smartphone: with this so-called Automated Valet Parking, searching for a parking space and parking are no longer necessary. This not only saves users / customers valuable time but also makes their parking experience more comfortable, especially in narrow parking garages.

After the S-Class, EQS and EQE sedans, the new E-Class sedan and estate, EQE and EQS SUVS are now equipped with the Intelligent Park Pilot’ function for parking garage P6 at Stuttgart Airport.

In November 2022, Mercedes-Benz and Bosch received the world’s first approval for commercial use of their highly automated and driverless parking function in Germany. The APCOA parking garage P6 at Stuttgart Airport is the first parking garage worldwide offering Automated Valet Parking to Mercedes-Benz customers.

With its narrow parking spaces, it is an ideal use case for driverless parking. In addition, the location directly next to the terminal building of the airport offers customers a particularly short distance to the gate.

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