Mercedes is not going to sit idly by and let Volkswagen’s “Junior” have all of the fame in terms of the autonomous driver.
No, they have, instead, built an autonomous vehicle of their own with testing done on their very own closed track.
Their vehicle doesn’t have a name, but it can perform safety-critical driving maneuvers with reflexes that will make any human driver look like a tortoise.
These maneuvers are performed on the closed test track with Mercedes engineers who are just ecstatic that they do not have to be behind the wheel when performing dangerous maneuvers.
As it was before, the safety of the engineers and test drivers was at risk when they had to perform these tests themselves.