Mercedes-Benz introduced the concept of unmanned car of the future
Following Google German carmaker Daimler AG at CES in Las Vegas presented his own prototype car with the autopilot. Appearance novelty resembles a streamlined capsule. It has a panoramic roof, seats, facing each other, and six touch screens to communicate with the outside world.
On the eve of the International Consumer Electronics Show in the United States brand name Mercedes-Benz presented its own concept of an unmanned vehicle, according to the publication CNET. According to chairman of automaker Daimler AG, Dieter Zetsche, development is focused on the future of the road, when the streets will move "exclusive cocoons on wheels."
"Those who are focused exclusively on technologies not yet realized as unmanned vehicles will change the world in the future. Private car goes beyond the usual vehicle and eventually becomes a mobile living space ", - said Zetsche.
F Model 015 has a length of slightly more than 5 m and a height of 1 to 5 m. The streamlined design resembles a capsule. Windshield smoothly into the panoramic roof and 26-inch wheels are located almost on the edges of most of the body, to release the maximum amount of space for passengers.
One key feature of the car is the interior, which connects passengers with the outside world using a high-resolution touch panels. They are located on the doors. The panels allow the use of gestures, touch and eye movements to control access to the Internet or watching the world go by.
According to Zetsche, although the car is using the autopilot, it can be controlled and the person. For the safety of the developers have provided a LED backlight, which informs pedestrians of a time when they can cross the street when the unmanned mode is activated.
Thus, Mercedes has supported the development of the trend of cars with the autopilot, which recently were considered science fiction. According to experts, in the middle of the next decade, the city streets will be filled with such vehicles.
"They (unmanned car -. RT) already exist and will be on the road sooner than you think," - he wrote in his research report, the representative of the holding company Morgan Stanley, Adam Jonas.