A subscription service allows customers the ability to drive a vehicle for a monthly fee and also allows customers to switch among available vehicles. The monthly fee includes maintenance, and insurance, as well as pickup and delivery.
Cars now proceed without a driver to their assigned parking space in response to a command issued by smartphone, without any need for the driver to supervise the maneuver. Automated valet parking marks an important milestone on the way to autonomous driving, Daimler said.
A software update, which Daimler said would take about an hour, will cause the emissions controls to operate under a broader set of conditions. Previously, the pollution equipment was programmed to operate at maximum effectiveness only under a narrow range of temperatures. That range will be expanded.