Mercedes-Benz EQE gets brand’s L4 driverless valet parking feature, W214 E-Class up next

In late 2022, the Level 4 (L4) autonomous driving technology developed by Mercedes-Benz and Bosch got the green light from Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA), which allowed Mercedes-Benz’s EQS and S-Class sedans to self-park at the Stuttgart Airport parking. And now, the technology has made its way to the carmaker’s EQE all-electric sedan, allowing the car to park itself at the same P6 parking garage at Stuttgart Airport, which is run by APCOA.

Just in case you didn’t know, the highly automated parking system developed by both Mercedes-Benz and Bosch allows drivers to drive into a car park, leave their cars in a designated drop-off area, and simply send it to a pre-booked parking space via the Mercedes me app on their smartphones. After the app confirms that the Automated Valet Parking infrastructure provided by Bosch and Mercedes-Benz has taken control of the vehicle, the driver may leave the parking garage with peace of mind.

Picking up their vehicles is also a simple process. Upon returning to the parking garage, drivers simply need to initiate the pick up for their vehicle via the Mercedes me smartphone app, and the Bosch sensors placed in the parking garage will monitor the driving corridor and its surroundings and provide the information needed to guide the vehicle out of its parking spot, and to the pick-up area.

According to Mercedes-Benz, this technology can not only save time, but drivers will also no longer need to search for parking space, which is an “activity” we believe many will agree can be a tedious process at times. Like in the past, the automated parking system requires the vehicles, which in this case are the S-Class, EQS, and EQE sedans to be equipped with the Intelligent Pilot Park 2 system as part of the Mercedes me connect.

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Moving forward, Mercedes-Benz is also planning to equip more of its vehicles with its automated parking function. Not much has been announced regarding this plan just yet, but the carmaker has promised that the W214 E-Class is on the list.

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