Mercedes-Benz approved to use turquoise-colored lights for self-driving vehicles

Dive Brief:

Mercedes-Benz received approval from regulators in California and Nevada to use turquoise-colored exterior marker lights on vehicles equipped with its Drive Pilot SAE Level 3 automated driving feature, the company said Wednesday.

The lights, which will be integrated into test vehicles, are designed to alert other road users that a vehicle is operating in autonomous mode.

Mercedes-Benz aims to learn how other road users respond to autonomous vehicles in the real world.

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