Let’s go! My name is Stephan Mücke. I’m working in the passenger cars development and my job is to evaluate driver assistance systems. Should I explain a little more about the car, Daphne? What do you want to know? What the lights are for. The lights? This car that can drive by itself and that is why it has the lights here in the front and up there. With the lights, the car tells you it can drive on its own. Look up there, it’s winking at us. And now, we can cross the street. Why does it wink? So that you know the car has seen you and you are safe to cross the street. Imagine there’s a pedestrian who wants to cross the road, steps into the gap between those parked vehicles and our vehicle will detect there is traffic coming. So it would issue a warning to both of these participants. Watch out! The car can talk to you. Yes, “watch out” means “be careful”. Does that mean be careful? I’ve learned that in my English class. The front grille and the rear window, they kind of work as a very simple way of car-to-car communication and so the vehicle shares its knowledge with the direct surroundings via simple messages, via icons, which are kind of intuitively understandable. Did you put in any other lights? Yes, I can show you. Let’s go to the back of the car. Oh, what is that? Very cold, very slippery! Exactly, great! See, you understand it instantly. I think safety, especially with automated vehicles, becomes a very important issue and we are talking about trust in automated vehicles. We try to create that trust. We have some in the front here as well. Where are they? There is one. Oh what could that be? Moving apart? And for whom? For the ambulance, police or fire brigade. In less than ten years, we will see a mixture of completely different vehicles. Some are still driven by drivers, some are automated. There will still be pedestrians, bicyclists, someone to take care of. And they all will have to work together. I want to drive! Hey Mercedes, take me to Ben! I am ready! So we came up with a lot of new ideas. Some may come in the near future and the other ones are a bit further away. There are lots of opportunities to not only do something for our passengers but also for the surroundings.