Here at Mercedes-Benz of St. Charles, we know our customers deserve the latest tech. Whether you’re shopping for a new or pre-owned Mercedes-Benz car, we’re positive that you’ll be impressed by its wide range of features. One area where the Mercedes-Benz brand is investing heavily is self-driving technology, and now it’s getting ready to offer another unique driver assistance feature.

Many cars offer parking assistance these days, which means that the car can actually guide you as you try to parallel park in a tight space. Of course, features like rearview monitors and surround-view monitors can help with that as well. This new tech from Mercedes-Benz is slightly different. This autonomous parking technology, the first such “level four” self-driving system approved for real-world testing, essentially allows a Mercedes-Benz vehicle to valet park itself.

At a specially-equipped test garage, drivers can step out of their vehicle and use their smartphone to tell a car to park itself.  Then the car just drives right over to its parking space and pulls in. The parking garage is outfitted with a variety of sensors that gives the vehicle the information it needs to find the parking spot.

When you come back to the garage, just tell your Mercedes-Benz vehicle to come back and pick you up. No more driving around looking for parking. It’s a unique system that’s been in the works since 2015, with the first pilot program running in 2017. Back then it required a safety driver, but now the cars are able to move all on their own with no human necessary! We can’t wait to see this fantastic Mercedes-Benz technology put to use in the real world.

So when you’re looking for luxury cars that offer the latest tech, visit our Mercedes-Benz dealership near Aurora, IL. Our friendly and knowledgeable Mercedes-Benz dealers can answer any questions that you have about the newest features and what each of our luxury cars has to offer. We hope to see you soon!