It really is hands free! Self-driving Mercedes-Benz is unveiled – and it should be available within seven years
Car will be able to hand control back to the driver in difficult situations
Group recently demonstrated autonomous driving on a 100km road
Volvo,General Motors, and Volkswagen are working on similar technology
By Ellie Zolfagharifard
PUBLISHED: 07:02 EST, 12 September 2013 | UPDATED: 14:26 EST, 12 September 2013
Daimler, the maker of Mercedes-Benz and Smart cars, has announced that it will start selling a self-driving car by 2020.
It is thought the car will be able to drive on its own in most situations but will still hand control back to the driver during difficult situations such as dealing with traffic lights.
The move could help Daimler regain its position as the leading luxury car market from its rival BMW