63277481 story Fooling a Mercedes Into Autonomous Driving With a Soda Can 163 Posted by Soulskill on Friday August 01, 2014 @03:30PM from the most-dangerous-nap-you'll-ever-take dept. New submitter Petrut Malaescu writes: Last year Mercedes introduced an intelligent Lane Assist system to its S-class, which is cataloged as a Level 1 "Function-specific Automation" system. In other words, hands and feet must always be on the controls. But a clever driver discovered that all it takes to keep the car in Lane Assist mode is a soda can taped to the steering wheel. It's enough to trigger the steering wheel sensor that's supposed to detect the driver's hands. Obviously, it's not a good idea to try this on a busy highway.