As Senior Vice President of Engineering at Google, Vic Gundotra has been developing software for most of his life. So if anyone can appreciate the protective potential of the right algorithm, he can. But in this case, Vic’s appreciation comes not because of what he does for a living, but because he’s experienced it first hand. In this exclusive video, he tells you, in his own words, how the safety innovations in the S63 AMG may have helped him avoid disaster.

Duration : 0:3:26


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25 Comments

  1. FreedInsanity
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    Look at all these … Look at all these perfect drivers leaving comments.

  2. macvicar24
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    If only Police … If only Police could have access to this system and give tickets out for wreckless driving. If u actually have to utilze this system…you should not drive. Pay attention.
    What happens when you are in a rental car and you expect this system to be there and its not…good night to all involved.

  3. bourrafon
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    great, one more … great, one more proof that Mercedes drivers just don’t know how to drive. If you see a mercedes, stay far behind!!

  4. TheWhiteSkimmer
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    HOW MANY? TIMES DID … HOW MANY? TIMES DID THAT FUNKY WHO ORE HELPED YOU GUYS? JUST WHAT IF JUST TWO GUYS CONSPIRE AGAINST YOU. THEY CAN GIVE YOU CITATION TOO, SAFELY AND SOUNDLY. SO MONKEYS! STOP PLAY THE PLAYSTATIONS OR XBOXES BUT LISTEN TO YOUR ACTING GOVERNOR. YOU CAN, OF COURSE, CONTINUE AND I THINK YOU WILL. BECAUSE YOU ARE ALL MORONS IN THE UNIFORM. WHY? TO BE THE KING OF THE MORONS MAKE THE KING A MORON. SOMEONE HAS TO DO THE JOB. THAT’S WHY YOU HAVE OFF DUTY HOUR. UNDERSTOOD.

  5. TheWhiteSkimmer
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    I KNEW THAT ONE OF … I KNEW THAT ONE OF YOUR GUY WAS TICKED OFF WHEN I DOUBLE HONKED HIM ON BUSY HIGHWAY 80 NEAR DAVIS BECAUSE I SAW HIM FLIP HIS CITATION NOTE AND START RIDING ON HIS BIKE AGAIN.

    BUT I DID JUST BEFORE 113 AND OVER THE RAMP I SAW THAT MONKEY MOVED AWAY BY THE INTERSTATE 80.

    AND WITH THE HELP OF GPS I TOOK COUNTY ROAD 31 AND SWITCHED INTO 32 WITHOUT ANY HITCH AND MOVED ONTO 505S AND 80W AGAIN.

    SO THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULD STOP PLAY THAT PLAYSTATION THING AND GET BACK TO WORK.

  6. TheWhiteSkimmer
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    THE CONCLUSION:

    THE CONCLUSION:

    IT IS NOT RIGHT TO HIT SOMEONE’S REAR BUT IT IS NOT RIGHT EITHER TO STOP YOUR VEHICLE FOR NO REASON ON THE HIGHWAY.

    THIS CAN BE JUST ANOTHER DISTRACTION ON THE TOP OF SO MANY OTHER DISTRACTIONS.

    LET THERE BE MORE OFFICERS THAN THE CARS WITH FUNNY GADGETS.

    WHAT’S THE POINT OF STOPPING YOUR CAR IN A SINGLE LANE HIGHWAY.

    AND THIS IS FOR YOU GUYS – CHP MONKEYS.

    DO NOT PLAY PLAYSTATION.

    YOU GUYS BETTER STOP IT NOW.

    WHY?

  7. TheWhiteSkimmer
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    AND HERE NOBODY IS … AND HERE NOBODY IS DISTRACTED AND EVERYONE REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEY DRIVE ALWAYS PAY ATTENTION AND I DRIVE AT EXACTLY 70 MPH.

  8. TheWhiteSkimmer
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    THIS IS THE PORTION … THIS IS THE PORTION OF HIGHWAY 101 THAT I LOVE THE MOST.

    AND IT IS VERY SAFE TO PLAY AROUND.

    DON’T DO THIS NORTH OF PASO ROBLES BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY OVER THERE THE ILLEGALS HAVE NO LICENSE.

    AND THEY ARE NOT DISTRACTED.

    OH NO, NOT AT ALL.

    OTOH THEY ARE SUPER ATTENTIVE.

    AFTER THE PASS OVER LOCKWOOD SAN LUCAS THE HIGHWAY BECOMES A LONG STRETCH OF STRAIGHT LINE AND USUALLY SOME CHP OFFICER IS EITHER WAITING OR WORKING.

    OVER THERE THEY WILL PULL OVER EVEN THE SEMI.

  9. TheWhiteSkimmer
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    SOMETIMES I TAKE … SOMETIMES I TAKE TIME TO PASS THE SEMI AND IT IS JUST ENOUGH TO PULL ALL THE PEOPLE LIKE HIM TOGETHER.

    WHEN I DO THAT, IF I SEE THE CHP OFFICER ON THE SHOULDER I DOUBLE HONK TO LET HIM KNOW THAT I AM TEMPORARILY BLOCK THE ROAD HAZARDS.

    I RELEASE THEM AT ONCE BY PASSING THROUGH THE SEMI AND YIELD.

    PREDICTABLY THOSE ROAD HAZARDS EXCEED THE SPEED LIMITS AT ONCE AND THIS TIME MOVE FAR AWAY FROM ME.

    I REMAIN ON THE LEFT LANE IN FRONT OF THE SEMI HIDDEN AND WAIT FOR NEXT BATCH.

    1/100.

  10. TheWhiteSkimmer
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    IF HE STILL DRIVES … IF HE STILL DRIVES DISTRACTED AND IF HE IS NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO IS DISTRACTED THEN I MOVE AHEAD OF THE PACK AND WAIT FOR THE HIGHWAY TO BECOME TWO LANE.

    THEN I USE 18 WHEELER OR ANY OTHER PROPS TO BLOCK THE ENTIRE HIGHWAY TO PRACTICE TO OBEY THE HIGHWAY SPEED LIMIT.

    I DID ON HIGHWAY 101 FROM SANTA MARIA TO SANTA BARBARA AND I LET THEM GO ON THEIR WAY AT THE ENTRANCE OF GAVIOTA STATE PARK.

    EVEN IN THIS SCENARIO I FOLLOWED THE SEMI ABOUT 30 FEETS BEHIND ON LEFT LANE.

  11. TheWhiteSkimmer
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    YOU KNOW WHAT?

    YOU KNOW WHAT?

    THAT’S WHY I DON’T LIKE TO HAVE SOMEONE LIKE HIM BEHIND ME OR IN FRONT OF ME.

    IN CASE A CAR – DOES NOT MATTER WHAT KIND – LIKE THIS FOLLOWS ME – I KNOW INSTANTLY – I SWITCH LANE – EITHER SIDES.

    IF HE FOLLOWS AGAIN I SWITCH LANE WITHOUT SIGNAL.

    IF HE IS STILL BEHIND ME I GO OUT TO THE EXIT, REENTER AND CLOSE IN HIM.

    I FOLLOW HIS TIRE TREADS AND LOOK THROUGH HIS CAR WHETHER THERE IS ANY CAR IN FRONT OF HIM.

    AND THEN I GET HIS LICENSE PLATE AND CONTINUE TO CHASE.

  12. vengacheivs
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    I guess the message … I guess the message is: If you are not rich enough to buy one of these, you better pay attention or you will dead!!

    LAMEST MERCEDES COMMERCIAL EVER!!!

  13. ZuneFreaker
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    so this is how much … so this is how much a google vice president makes…..

  14. beaman220
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    @SmilerOnline Is it … @SmilerOnline Is it for real Apple development?

  15. SmilerOnline
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    Whats going on here … Whats going on here? promoting two non-Google products??? Mercedes software, and Apples “Magical Software”…

  16. rebelsoul
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    What’s with the … What’s with the weather report at the beginning and the family update at the end? A bit over dramatic if you ask me.

  17. nhitze
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    for chris sake, … for chris sake, always keep an eye on the street and don’t be distracted while driving a 1.5 tons vehicle at 45 mph – not driving a car at all saves lifes

  18. jwatwater
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    and people Lexus. … and people Lexus. Lol

  19. MajicF
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    LOL.. “When … LOL.. “When software can save a life.. THAT’S magical software.”

  20. XmojotronX
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    Hookers distract me … Hookers distract me all the time. I should get one of these = )

  21. brianr10112
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    Wow. Simply amazing … Wow. Simply amazing….

  22. techfan42
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    Great family and a … Great family and a valuable member of team Google

  23. techfan42
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    Amazing Amazing

  24. crazcarlove82
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    Mercedes is the … Mercedes is the best fir life! <3

  25. WITCG1
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    Wow Wow

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