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With the research vehicle F015, Mercedes had already shown in early 2015 what the future of the automobile could look like. The study “Vision Tokyo 2015 ”presented. With this concept car it becomes clear once again that at Mercedes you can imagine doing without the driver if necessary, but not on luxurious equipment.

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The body of the 4.80 meter long and 2.10 meter wide vehicle is like a van, with a flat windshield and slot-shaped headlights.

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You won’t find any normal doors here. The model grants its occupants access …

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… a wide double door along the entire left flank.

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Behind it is a curved leather sofa, on which the passengers can make themselves comfortable and inform themselves about programs specially tailored to themn or be entertained.

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Should one of the passengers feel the need to steer the car, there is still a steering wheel and pedals. Only the seat has to be turned in the direction of travel.

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Standing in a traffic jam can be nice. At least if the creators of the Mercedes study “Vision Tokyo 2015” have their way. The car shows what you will soon be able to do without and what not under any circumstances.

Neun million people live in one area; which is smaller than Paris, the urban motorway often has eight lanes and four floors; the streets with all their advertising are so brightly lit even at night that you almost want to grab your sunglasses: nowhere in the world is city traffic as fascinating as in Tokyo – and there is hardly any other place where you can get stuck in a traffic jam at three longer in the morning stand.

Because driving a car becomes an adventure and there is often no privacy even at home, the Japanese like to see their cars as a second living room and furnish them with the same comfort.

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Mercedes is now also picking up on this trend and unveiled a study at the Tokyo Motor Show that is more of a lounge on wheels than a car – even if the developers have left space under the body for an electric drive and a fuel cell. We are already familiar with homely Mercedes visions. But the “Vision Tokyo 2015” is different from anything the Swabians have shown so far.

Because the world in Japan likes to be oversubscribed, because Mercedes likes to completely shed its philistine image and wants to be seen as "cool" by the young, the German automaker is throwing its show car at Generation Z; the vehicle is less like a car and more like a luxury lounge with internet access.

Like a whale on wheels

The view through the wide double door along the left flank reveals not only a wide, curved leather sofa for five people, which dissolves the usual seating arrangement in the 4.80 meter long and 2.10 meter wide space shuttle.

You can also see numerous screens, which, as in the research vehicle F015 are almost seamlessly integrated into the consoles. But not just any infotainment program is running on them. Because the show car knows its occupants as if they were friends, and because it anticipates its wishes with “deep learning”, it meets personal taste even without commands.

Porsche Mission E – The future of the 911 principle

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This study could give a long-term perspective to the most successful sports car of all time. The electrically powered showpiece …

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… is called Mission E and should have 600 HP under the hood. The concept car adopts the design lines of the 911. And although some functions …

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… like controlling the vehicle with looks and gestures or …

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… holographic instruments belong more to the realm of science fiction, the Porsche Mission E will be among the competition …

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… cause unrest. Obviously it is a four-seater with a relatively spacious rear seat, but …

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… is still only 1.30 high and is set in motion by two powerful electric motors. A new battery technology ensures …

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… that the term turbo charging is taking on a whole new meaning.

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What is completely blurred on the journey through time in this monolithic Mercedes, which is reminiscent of a whale on wheels, is the boundary between inside and outside: Because the designers have installed a glass pulpit at the front like a speedboat; all other panes are printed in such a way that the transitions are seamless.

Even when it comes to infotainment, the boundaries between interior and exterior are blurring: it is not for nothing that the 26-inch wheels are illuminated in blue, the rear is given a ghostly depth effect with a red light installation, and the radiator grille, studded with LED elements, flickers to the beat of the music. The Swabians have never been so hip.

The car finds its destination – even without a driver

Eerily smooth, dazzlingly colorful, always online and of course autonomous – at first glance, the Vision Tokyo is closer to the Google car than, for example, an S-Class. After all, you can’t see a driver’s seat or steering wheel in the cockpit.

But the revolution at Mercedes doesn’t go that far. Just like the F015, the study reaches its goal on its own. But all it takes is the push of a button and the machine passes the command back to the person.

A driver’s seat folds out of the lounge sofa like the jump seat in the aircraft cockpit, and a steering wheel grows out of the console under the huge panoramic window. And suddenly you have a Mercedes again, (almost) like anyone else.

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