Have you ever heard of a 'digital' cardan shaft? The is just as virtual like many other things in the computerized world, namely not existent. One drives electrically, if possible each wheel.
Sure, there are vehicles without propeller shaft already for a long time, even longer than those with. But all will redefined in the electric age anyway. Now, when a prototype is presented, the thing with the new definitions will simply not stop.
The G-Code Sports Utility Coupe shown in the image above, was just to see at the opening of the new design center in Beijing. Mercedes wants to capture the special preferences of the Chinese therewith. This is the fifth following the in Sindelfingen, Carlsbad (California), Como (Italy) and Tokyo.
|Design Studio in Como ...
Should this be the future of the Chinese and perhaps also be our? The entry via opposed opening doors with a smartphone in hand. The operating elements approach on the driver. A display shows the outside over the entire width, what otherwise would be visible on the outside mirror.
Following the truck of the future again such a prototype, which discloses the mode in which it is currently to the outside, transferred to the environment via a type of display instead of air intake. This must now do the openings laterally and below. The car lights up front gentle blue while standstill and bright red in the sporty hybrid mode.
Gradually, it is also time for the explanation of the 'digital' cardan shaft. Is meant that a (hydrogen) combustion engine drives front and an electric motor rear and if both do that at the same time, a type of connection is obtained, which however, only will achieved by the digital control of the two systems. 11/14