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CES 2015: Mercedes-Benz unwraps the F 015 Luxury in Motion autonomous vehicle with ‘lounge-like’ interior

Published: January 07, 2015 | International Consumer Electronics Show 2015

“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.”

Dr Dieter Zetsche (” Dr. Z”), Chairman of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars

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“Dr. Z” with the Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion

The International Consumer Electronics Show 2015 becomes the world premiere site for the F 015 Luxury in Motion or what it calls the concept ‘EGG’ car. The F 015 Luxury in Motion is the visionary answer of Mercedes-Benz to a rapidly changing world. By 2030, the number of mega-cities with more than 10 million inhabitants will increase from about 30 to over 40.

The pivotal feature of the innovative interior concept is the variable seating system, with four rotating lounge chairs that allow a face-to-face seat configuration. All four passengers can use their time aboard to work, to relax or to communicate. In order to make getting in and out of the car easier, the electrically powered seats also swing outwards by 30 degrees as soon as the doors are opened. 

One key aspect of the research vehicle is the continuous exchange of information between vehicle, passengers and the outside world. This is facilitated by six display screens harmoniously integrated into the instrument panel and the rear and side panels, which turn the interior of the F 015 Luxury in Motion into a digital arena. Passengers can interact intuitively with the connected vehicle through gestures, eye-tracking or by touching the high-resolution screens. Employing laser projection and LED displays, the electrically propelled F 015 Luxury in Motion establishes contact to the outside world and is a real social partner in traffic.

Please visit the official webpage for more features of F 015.

Progressing from the self-propelled (“automotive”) to the self-reliant (“autonomous”) vehicle, Mercedes-Benz as a pioneer goes far beyond the purely technical realization of automated driving. People are always at the centre of such considerations. Just as the 1886 Benz Patent Motor Car and its successors revolutionized personal mobility and, as a consequence, society as a whole, the first self-driving cars will also bring about major changes.

Please watch the concept video.

                                      

Source: Mercedes-Benz

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