I’ve always struggled with computer games. Whether you’re lobbing a grenade, kicking a ball, or stealing/driving a car, it all seems a little too removed from reality.

Even on the latest, greatest console, the crinkly edges and suspiciously bright colours are disconcerting enough to be a decent excuse for a poor inside line or missed headshot.

Read more about Mercedes's autonomous tech

Given that, how good can a Logitech wheel and pedals get?

Well, as we’ve recently reported, Mercedes has developed automated driving for its test cars, to allow it reproduce exactly multiple-vehicle manoeuvres that are too complex or dangerous for its test drivers.

And it’s a pretty impressive sight.

Of course, when they put the cars away at night there isn’t a programme to park them and bring them onto the track again in the morning, and with all the kit there’s no room for a driver behind the wheel. But it means that you get to drive a real E-class from the comfort of your own office.

Put away the PS3 - gaming just got a dose of reality.

Read more about Mercedes's autonomous tech