Once again a research vehicle (German-Forschung=research). Of course, one would like to know, what became of the last one. Didn't they have a very interesting one, called the F 700 and what has become of its DiesOtto engine?
Now, here's another approach, based on the S 500, which completed the distance from Mannheim to Karlsruhe without a driver. Like the autonomously driving Daimler truck, not only can the seats be swiveled around, an around-the-table communication between all the passengers would be possible (picture 8).
Should the doors be opened, the respective seats even swivel out to an angle of 30° to the side. Thus, the question is not longer, how and whether an autonomic driving car functions, but rather, how much luxury can be had from this type of operation.
Parallel to this, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the possibilities of the vehicle communicating with a sort of Mercedes-cloud are shown. The customer can then determine the amount of data to be stored. 01/15