Auto-manufacturing companies are in a race to develop and implement high levels of autonomy in their cars. Mercedes has recently emerged as a leader in this race by becoming the first certified Level-3 autonomous car company in the United States. Level-3 autonomy, also known as conditional automation, allows the car to drive itself in certain circumstances, but the driver must remain alert and take control at any time. The company’s success is attributed to its Drive Pilot technology, which uses various technologies such as visual cameras, GPS, LiDAR arrays, radar, ultrasound sensors and audio mics to safely drive the car. While this is a significant achievement, the development of Level-3 autonomy is just one step in the journey towards fully automated driving and further progress is needed.