Here’s a look inside the Mercedes-Benz Smart Vision EQ, a self-driving car of the future, or 2030 to be exact. Thanks to swarm intelligence and autonomous driving, this vehicle heralds a new era in car sharing: users are not required to look for the next available car – it will find them and collect the passengers directly from their chosen location. And thanks to swarm intelligence and the resulting predictability of demand, it will already be nearby, making the journey to pick up a “hire car” a thing of the past. It features a rechargeable lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 30 kWh. When not in use, it makes its way independently to a charging station to load up with new energy. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
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The new door concept is a distinctive feature. To save space, the two doors pivot wing-like over the rear axle, making access easier and creating a fascinating architecture, thus reducing the danger of collision with cyclists and pedestrians. A large number of digital surfaces both inside and outside allow a new level of communication between human and automobile with regard to all aspects of autonomous driving and car sharing. The vehicle’s colours and screens adapt to its customers, offering a private sanctuary in the busy city.