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Mercedes Adds Blue Car Light for Self-Driving


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The turquoise lights are needed, according to Mercedes, to alert passing drivers and police that the vehicle is under fully automated control.

The Mercedes Drive Pilot system will be available on Mercedes S-class and EQS models in Nevada and California starting early next year. The technology won’t work on any highways outside of California and Nevada.

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Mercedes-Benz has received approval to add external turquoise blue lights to its vehicles that indicate when they are in self-driving mode.

California and Nevada, the only states where Mercedes’ “conditionally autonomous” Drive Pilot technology is legal, have approved the new light color.

The lights are needed, according to Mercedes, to alert other drivers and police that the vehicle is under fully automated control.

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