The exact location of a Mercedes equipped with DRIVE PILOT is determined using a high-precision positioning system that is much more powerful than conventional GPS systems. In addition to the anonymised data collected by LiDAR, camera, radar and ultrasound sensors, a digital HD map provides a three-dimensional image of the road and the surroundings with information on road geometry, route characteristics, traffic signs and special traffic events (e.g. accidents or road works). This high-precision map differs from maps for navigation devices by, among other things, its higher accuracy in the centimetre rather than metre range and its detailed junction and route model. The map data is stored in backend data centres and updated constantly. Each vehicle also stores an image of this map information on board, constantly compares it with the backend data and updates the local dataset as required. All of this enables stable and accurate positioning through a representation of the surroundings that is independent of factors such as shadows or dirty sensors.
The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class highlights
Since its market launch in 2015, the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class has been delivered around 60,000 times worldwide. In 2019, with around 12,000 vehicles sold, the number of Mercedes-Maybach S-Classes sold has never been higher. In China, the growth rate was in double figures. Apart from China, the main sales regions in recent years have been Russia, South Korea, the USA and Germany. The new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class continues this success story. Once again, it combines the perfection and high-tech solutions of the Mercedes-Benz flagship, which was unveiled just a few months ago, with the exclusivity and tradition of Maybach. The wheelbase is 18 centimetres longer than that of the long Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which is entirely to the benefit of the rear. Thanks to Executive seats and the Chauffeur Package, which come as standard, the rear compartment becomes a comfortable place to work or rest. In addition, there are exclusive details such as large wooden trim on the rear of the front seats and between the two rear passengers. Sales of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class will start in various markets this year. Germany will follow in spring 2021.
Ford Explorer, America’s all-time best-selling SUV, adds the first-ever King Ranch edition to its stable, giving midsize SUV customers an all-new rugged, premium appearance with the uncompromising quality, craftsmanship and authenticity of the iconic Texas ranch. Customer feedback and market insights have demanded a more refined interior for Explorer. Explorer King Ranch will now deliver with premium touches and mahogany-colored Mesa Del Rio leather seats with perforated front and second rows with the legendary King Ranch Running W logo. The center console is crafted with a Mesa Del Rio leather armrest and King Ranch logo insert. The refinement continues in the cockpit with leather door trim rollovers, a leather-wrapped and stitched instrument panel combined with Sapele wood appliqués as well as a leather-wrapped steering wheel with Norias stitching and a Sapele wood insert.
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