by Juanita Nonwo – EM TV Online
Mercedes has unveiled one of its latest concept innovations of the 21st Century; Mercedes-Benz’s Vision Tokyo – A car described as one designed for the future needs of Generation Z (those born after 1995) to cruise in style and comfort.
Unveiling the car today at the Tokyo Auto Show, the designers boasted about its high-tech-high-class features where it projects maps, apps and other displays in holographic-3D imagery.
The car which looks like something between a minivan and a spaceship is a self-driving machine with a lounge-like, U-shaped seat that can cater for five passengers which also includes a jump seat that swivels around to be a driver’s seat, with a conventional steering wheel when human driving is required.
The vehicle is powered by hydrogen fuel cell that generates electricity alongside a battery, combining for 609 miles of range.
According to Mercedes-Benz owner, Daimler, the car uses deep machine learning and a predictive engine that adjusts itself with every trip made so that it familiarises itself with its occupants’ preferences and choices.
Other features include:
- Alubeam windows that shield passengers from the outside world while simultaneously allowing light through-meaning your privacy is well guarded.
- 360 degrees camera (needed in most autonomous/self-driving vehicles.
- The windshield is a continuous piece of glass panelling, similar to the glazed cockpit of a powerboat and…
- Large wrap-around LED Screens installed behind passenger seat.
Being a concept car, the Vision Tokyo is a one-off product – meaning it is not going to go through a production line soon, however, concept cars are usually the inspiration for industrial designers working on the future of cars – it’s just a matter of time, as Vision Tokyo’s designers put it, they see a future where a vehicle will no longer be a way of getting from point A to point B, but rather a “digital, automobile companion”—a respite that shields its passengers from the mayhem of megacity living.