All-New Mercedes E-Class Demonstrates Remote Parking Pilot

Leave it to Mercedes to show off one of their cars’ clever systems while making said car seem like the ultimate prize as far as luxury and convenience are concerned.

First it was BMW with their all-new 7-Series luxury saloon, and now it’s Mercedes and their all-new E-Class. Both cars share not only similar technologies, but also similar videos as far as promoting those technologies.

What you’re looking at is a well-scripted demonstration of the Remote Parking Pilot, which can make life easier for the owner of the car by not having him do all the “dirty work”, which until recently was considered normal – actually physically getting in your car in order to take it out of the garage or a tight parking pot, regardless of how inconvenient it was.

Now, we’re heading headlights-first into a brave new world where our personal cars will transition from the vehicle they once were, to somewhat of an accessory.

The video also shows off Rear Cross Traffic Alert, which is by no means a brand new feature in the automotive industry, but receiving an alert and having the car brake by itself if there’s an immediate and hidden danger the driver can’t pick up on, would be a prized addition to any car’s options list.

Finally, Mercedes points out the fact that the all-new E-Class can park itself, but if you’re any sort of car enthusiast, you’ll probably not show a lot of…enthusiasm regarding this particular feature since it’s been around for almost a decade.

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  • YOU’D THINK WHEN IT’S DRIVING ITSELF THE FLASHERS WOULD BE ON.

    • Deuce2Dub

      Why are you shouting?

  • bxniels0

    Does anyone know when the press will driving these new W213s? I’m on the look out for the first reviews.

    • Merc1

      They should have been out. Not sure what the holdup is, but I’d expect them in the next few weeks.

      M

    • Javier

      Its going on at the moment. Just a little more waiting 🙂

  • adi

    Remind me of the Men in Black E-Class https://youtu.be/WxlLtEWLJAg?t=15s

  • pcurve

    how do you feed parking meter? On a side note… I genuinely couldn’t tell if this was E of S class. (minus the headline)

    • Andrewthecarguy

      I could, though I thought I wouldn’t be able to. And I think you would when you see one in person.

  • Andrewthecarguy

    The E looks good. It’s balanced design. The C is too shrunken, and the S, well it’s OK.

  • Blanka Li

    Um, my Tesla does the same thing. And it’s a 2014. Just saying. (Ok, stop throwing tomatoes)

    • okya

      Many cars self park already. Nothing new.

    • europeon

      One of my co-worker’s Skoda Octavia does the same thing. And it’s a 2013. And it was less than 20k euro. And it’s not a kitchen glorified kitchen appliance, like your precious Tesla. Just saying.

  • An Existing Person

    I too am wondering where the press reviews for this car are at.

  • Althea Later

    I avoid parking right behind someone with a high rear bumper.

  • Deuce2Dub

    Ford Focus was doing that parallel parking trick in 2012. Sorry, only giving a half “wow..” for this.

  • Kash

    While the pop out camera feature is cool, I can only imagine what it costs to get that little motor replaced when it goes out. I never understood the need to have the camera disappear. To me that’s just silly and unnecessary but I also agree with the saying “more tech just means more to go wrong”