Automated driving not only represents the next step in the evolution of technology, it also provides added value in various ways, especially for the driver. Benefits include relaxation, more time, enhanced safety, and greater comfort and convenience. Some sample applications show what this might look like.
Braking, starting, and adherence to a safe following distance take place automatically, leaving the driver free to enjoy his or her favorite music, talk on the phone, or chat with passengers.
The Parking Companion feature lets any driver easily conquer any parking space
The vehicle connects with the infrastructure and drives to an assigned parking space completely automatically.
If the driver has activated the highway chauffeur feature, he or she can use that time to talk on the phone, check e-mail, or just relax and enjoy the multimedia system.
The vehicle handles all of the management-related tasks, plus it initiates the process of returning responsibility for these functions to the driver well in advance.