Self-driving cars are now the hottest tech concept. After Google launched its autonomous driving car last year, many auto manufacturers are trying to work on the same theory. Mercedes Benz is one of the manufacturers who have worked on this idea and they have unveiled the F015 Luxury in Motion at CES this year. It is an electronic concept vehicle which drives itself and will allow the passengers to remain connected with the world outside of the car.
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The F015 Luxury in Motion
The F015 car of Mercedes Benz has an elongated body with a length of 17 feet and height of 5 feet and it looks like a capsule. There is a long windshield that transforms into a sunroof when the single pane of the glass slides over the roof of the vehicle.
The passenger space is maximized as the large 26 inch wheels are pushed to the extreme corers of the car. The doors look like that of a carriage and when they are opened, pedestal seats in which the passengers sit, rotate 30 degrees automatically.
The key feature of the F015 is to keep the passengers connected to the world outside the car. There are six high resolution touch screen displays which are attached to the doors. These panels allow them to use gestures, touch or eye movements so that they can navigate, browse or see outside the car.
The F015 can be driven by a human or used as a self-driving car. LED lights in the car’s grill will light up when the car is under pseudo auto-pilot. It can project a crosswalk on the street which will let teh pedestrians know that it is safe to cross the road.
Dieter Zetsche, the chairman of Daimler AG and head of Mercedes-Benz Cars said that the car was geared toward future roads occupied with “exclusive cocoons on wheels.” He also added that “Anyone who focuses solely on the technology has not yet grasped how autonomous driving will change our society. The car is growing beyond its role as a mere means of transport and will ultimately become a mobile living space.”
This autonomous driving car from Mercedes Benz focuses the growing highlight on tech-assisted driving in the automobile industry.
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