Mercedes-Benz has expanded its highly automated parking function, INTELLIGENT PARK PILOT (SAE Level 4), to include the new E-Class Saloon and Estate, EQE SUV, and EQS SUV, following its availability in the S-Class, EQS, and EQE Saloons. This innovative feature enables Automated Valet Parking, allowing users to drive into a parking area, exit the vehicle, and remotely instruct it to navigate to a pre-booked parking space via a smartphone. This eliminates the need for customers to search for parking spaces, saving time and enhancing the parking experience, especially in tight parking garages.
In November 2022, Mercedes-Benz and Bosch received approval for commercial use of their highly automated parking function in Germany. The APCOA parking garage P6 at Stuttgart Airport became the world’s first facility to offer Automated Valet Parking to Mercedes-Benz customers. The narrow parking spaces and proximity to the airport terminal make it an ideal use case for driverless parking.
The press release also provides details about the availability of the INTELLIGENT PARK PILOT service in Germany for specific Mercedes-Benz models, with activation through the Mercedes me app. It outlines the requirements for users to access Mercedes me connect services and the option to extend the INTELLIGENT PARK PILOT service after the initial period.
Additionally, the release mentions the SAE Level 4 classification, defining the high driving automation capability of the INTELLIGENT PARK PILOT, particularly in parking garage scenarios, according to the SAE J3016 standard.
Stuttgart, November 14, 2023
Following the S-Class, EQS and the EQE Saloons, the highly automated parking function INTELLIGENT PARK PILOT (SAE Level 42) is now also available for the new E-Class Saloon and Estate, the EQE SUV and the EQS SUV1. Driving into a car park, exiting the vehicle, and sending it to a pre-booked parking space via smartphone: with this so-called Automated Valet Parking, searching for a parking space and parking are no longer necessary. This not only saves customers valuable time but also makes their parking experience more comfortable, especially in narrow parking garages.
In November 2022, Mercedes-Benz and Bosch received the world’s first approval for commercial use of their highly automated and driverless parking function in Germany. The APCOA parking garage P6 at Stuttgart Airport is the first parking garage worldwide offering Automated Valet Parking to Mercedes-Benz customers.
With its narrow parking spaces, it is an ideal use case for driverless parking. In addition, the location directly next to the terminal building of the airport offers customers a particularly short distance to the gate.
 The Mercedes me connect service INTELLIGENT PARK PILOT is initially available in Germany for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Saloon and long wheelbase built as of 12.2020, the E-Class plug-in hybrid Saloon and Estate (this excludes the E-Class All-Terrain and long wheelbase) built as of 06.2023, the EQS Saloon, EQS SUV, the EQE Saloon and the EQE SUV (this excludes the respective vehicle models by Mercedes-Maybach and Mercedes-AMG). As soon as INTELLIGENT PARK PILOT is available for a particular vehicle, the service will appear in the services menu of the Mercedes me app, ready for activation. In order to use the Mercedes me connect services, users require a personal Mercedes me ID and must agree to the conditions of use for Mercedes me connect services. Furthermore, the vehicle in question must be registered with the user account. Upon expiration of the initial period, users can extend the service INTELLIGENT PARK PILOT as long as those services remain available for that particular vehicle.
 The norm SAE J3016 defines six levels of driving automation (Level 0 to Level 5). SAE Level 4 refers to high driving automation: The vehicle, under certain conditions (e.g. in a parking garage), can handle traffic situations on its own.