SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — If you missed Mercedes Benz testing out its new self-driving car in San Francisco earlier this month, don’t fret.
A production company announced plans to film a TV commercial Monday for the Mercedes Benz F015 — a futuristic-looking car “offering a vision of autonomous driving in the future,” according to a promotional video.
The San Francisco Film Commission tweeted a filming notice Friday which says a shoot will occur on Monday in Potrero Hill, near Carolina and 22nd Streets. The tweet also mentioned the car will be manned with a driver.
Unlike some other self-driving cars, this one apparently offers a steering wheel. But apparently it will also allow for some unconventional seating arrangements.
New York Times writer Molly Wood recently went for a test ride in one at the former naval air station in Alameda.
It’s likely this won’t be the last time we see one of these cars gliding across Bay Area streets and highways.
“Some development work is being done with the vehicle at our Research & Development facility in Sunnyvale. We are using the proximity to San Francisco to get footage and photos for future use,” said Diedra Wylie of Mercedes-Benz USA.