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Self-driving cars may need to be bad drivers to succeed

Self-driving cars may need to be bad drivers to succeed

A self-driving car getting pulled over by traffic police sounds like the subject of an xkcd comic, but Google's autonomous run-in with the law shows the robots have a lot to learn. Getting stopped for driving too slowly amid other traffic might only be the tip of the iceberg, in fact, and it's entirely possible that autonomous vehicles will need to learn to be worse on the road in order to fit in.

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Tokyo Motor Show 2015 Highlights: What You Need to Know

Tokyo Motor Show 2015 Highlights: What You Need to Know

Tokyo’s eccentric nature and distinct charm have filtered directly into the Tokyo Motor Show, and frankly we wouldn’t have it any other way. On Japan’s biggest stage, many of the world’s foremost automotive players have come to impress, discuss, and shape how we’ll interact and navigate our way around in the future. We braved the sauna-like conditions on the floor to bring you these buttery otoro bites.

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Mercedes’ Vision Tokyo is a vast self-driving party lounge

Mercedes’ Vision Tokyo is a vast self-driving party lounge

Picture the scene. You're standing in the neon glimmer of downtown Tokyo and, silently creeping through the crowds, comes a Blade Runner cyborg badger with a Mercedes-Benz badge. Latest in the German marque's outlandish concept cars, the autonomous lounge pod, dubbed Vision Tokyo, borrows the styling cues - not to mention the self-driving technology - from the F 015 Luxury in Motion - repurposed for Generation Z.

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Mercedes’ CES “digital drivestyle” concept could come to real cars in 2016

Mercedes’ CES “digital drivestyle” concept could come to real cars in 2016

As the digital world takes an increasingly omnipresent role in our lives, automakers are clawing to keep up. Apparently that gap will narrow a bit in just a few months, when Mercedes-Benz will introduce futuristic tech it originally discussed at the 2012 CES, next year.

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Autonomy on the Autobahn: Daimler tests its self-driving truck

Autonomy on the Autobahn: Daimler tests its self-driving truck

Daimler promised an autonomous truck by 2025, and the latest version of that smart long-hauler has taken to public roads in Germany. The Mercedes-Benz Actros with Highway Pilot system is the German marque's newest iteration on Future Truck 2025, the project to dispatch fleets of self-driving cargo transports that will help prevent accidents from tiredness and distraction.

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How Iron Man tech is helping Mercedes build better dashboards

How Iron Man tech is helping Mercedes build better dashboards

The 21st century dashboard is about more than just a speedo and fuel gage, and Mercedes is looking to blockbuster movie tech to fend off CarPlay and Android Auto. I caught up with the latest in infotainment at the Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America center with the team responsible for recent concepts like the autonomous F 015 and the shape-shifting Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile, to find out why a supercomputer-on-wheels is the future of transportation.

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Brabus Business Lounge van is a luxury apartment on wheels

Brabus Business Lounge van is a luxury apartment on wheels

Brabus, the performance auto tuning outfit from Germany, seems to have taken a break from supercharging Mercedes' AMG sedans and has come up with a Business Lounge van, a ridiculously luxurious ride based on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. While the exterior design might be a bit tame compared to Brabus standards, the real attraction is inside, where riders will find enough high-tech comforts and plush seating arrangements to want make the vehicle their new home.

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2016 smart ForTwo first-drive: Better, not bigger

2016 smart ForTwo first-drive: Better, not bigger

The ForTwo is unmistakably a smart car and unique in many ways, but it's still a car that isn't for everyone. You either love it - and are willing to shell out the not-inconsiderable amount of money to buy one - or you hate it. The middle ground for the ForTwo is nonexistent, as far as I can tell. That being said, for owners of the original, the ForTwo is in my opinion a worthy upgrade. A refined chassis: check. More horsepower, performance and handling: check. A newly redesigned interior offering a more luxuriously grown up look and feel: check.

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Mercedes’ Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile previews super-luxe digital age

Mercedes’ Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile previews super-luxe digital age

Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off its latest concept, the Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile, dubbed a "digital transformer". Previewing a four-door coupe at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2015, the Mercedes Concept IAA has a 41 mile electric range from its super-slippery body.

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Mercedes can’t stop teasing its super-luxe S-Class Cabriolet

Mercedes can’t stop teasing its super-luxe S-Class Cabriolet

Mercedes-Benz will officially reveal its super-luxury S-Class Cabriolet at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month, but the German automaker can’t stop teasing the drop-top beforehand. Following the artist’s sketch of the convertible shown off earlier this month, the new image contrasts the upcoming car against its closest predecessor, a soft-top dating back almost four and a half decades.

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2017 Mercedes AMG C63 Coupe bi-turbo V8 makes up to 503hp

2017 Mercedes AMG C63 Coupe bi-turbo V8 makes up to 503hp

Mercedes has unveiled the all-new 2017 AMG C63 coupe and the high-end sports car looks dead sexy inside and out. The car will be offered in a standard C63 utilizing a bi-turbo V8 engine that makes 469hp. A hotter C63 S version of the car will pack a bi-turbo V8 with power bumped up to 503hp. The C63 S is an in-house development from Affalterbach.

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Mercedes teases super-luxe S-Class Cabriolet

Mercedes teases super-luxe S-Class Cabriolet

Pebble Beach might have been jam-packed with luxury convertibles, but Mercedes-Benz thinks there's space for its own take on high end drop-top glamour. The S-Class Cabriolet has been cropping up in spy shots for some time now, and Mercedes has finally relented and shared a render of what the open-top should look like. Think along the lines of four seats and ridiculous levels of luxury.

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