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.