Certain variants of the S-Class and, in the future, of the EQS and the EQE are the first production vehicles to offer pre-installation for the INTELLIGENT PARK PILOT in Germany with the corresponding special equipment. INTELLIGENT PARK PILOT will enable automated valet parking in multi-storey car parks in the future. For this, the multi-storey car parks must be equipped with the appropriate infrastructure from Bosch. The system then makes it possible to drive fully automatically to a reserved parking space and leave it again - without anyone being in the vehicle. Mercedes-Benz RDNA, in cooperation with Bosch Automated Valet Parking, recently presented an EQS 580 as a demo vehicle at an event in downtown Los Angeles. Demonstrating the effectiveness, convenience and practicality of this sophisticated, industry-leading new technology. Mercedes-Benz is checking whether the pre-installation will be offered in the USA in the future by continuously monitoring the market.
Stellantis Spotlight January 22, 2021
"Stellantis Spotlight" is a weekly recap of some of the major stories at Stellantis. The top stories for the week of January 22, 2021, include the first day of Stellantis operations, Ram 1500 TRX VIN 001 will be auctioned for charity and orders for the new 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat are sold out.
The new Toyota Highlander starts at prices from 53,250 euros in Germany. The 4.95 meter long family SUV comes with seven seats as well as hybrid and all-wheel drive as standard. Customers can choose from three equipment lines and extensive accessories for further customization. The Business Edition as an entry-level version already offers many amenities: In addition to heated and electrically adjustable front seats, there are also 18-inch alloy wheels, parabolic LED headlights with automatic high beam, tinted rear and rear side windows from the B-pillar, a reversing camera, an infotainment system with an eight-inch display and smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a wireless charging cradle for smartphones as standard equipment.
Thanks to the new e-Hybrid propulsion system, Renegade and Compass offer a brand-new alternative in the two-wheel drive segment. Customers’ driving habits can remain unchanged, and they can enjoy a genuine hybrid experience with the possibility of going into full-electric mode during parking and low-speed driving thanks to the “EV capabilities”. Let’s take a closer look at how these functions work during everyday use. First off, once in the vehicle, it silently turns on and takes off in full electric mode thanks to its Silent Start function. However, this is just one of the “EV” functions that automatically turns on in the Renegade and Compass e-Hybrid. For example, Energy Recovery switches on by itself in order to get the energy back which was lost during the stages of deceleration or braking. In the former case, the e-Coasting mode activates as soon as you take your foot off the gas in order to reproduce the sensation of engine braking.