The Mercedes-Benz VISION AVTR (Advanced Vehicle Transformation) is the world’s first Avatar-inspired vehicle. The automaker describes it as a “living organism” that connects with its users and allows them to feel the world around them. How so? The interior offers a biometric connection since instead of a conventional steering wheel, the multi-functional control element in the center console allows human and machine to merge. Just place your hand on the control unit for the interior come to life, instantly the driver by his or her heartbeat and breathing. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
By just lifting the hand, a menu selection is projected onto the palm, through which the passenger can intuitively choose between different functions, like real- time 3D graphics that can be used to explore the fictional world of Pandora from different perspectives. The curved display module creates the visual connection between passengers and the outside world. It also features revolutionary battery technology based on graphene-based organic cell chemistry that is completely free of rare earths and metals. The coolest feature? Its 33 “bionic flaps” on the back, which are inspired by reptile scales. They’re capable of communicating with the driver and through the driver with their outside world through naturally flowing movements in subtle gestures. Oh, did we mention that it can drive sideways? That’s right, since it can drive the front and rear axles in the same or opposite direction, the VISION AVTR can move sideways by approximately 30 degrees.
Where do we take it from here?” I guess that’s the core question of every CES. And this inner unrest for what’s next is also at the core of our purpose at Mercedes-Benz. Today we would like to show what that means. As a film buff, I spent some time catching up with old and new movies. One of the classics, ‘Back to the Future,’ predicted we would be traveling in flying cars by now,” said Ola Källenius, Chairman of the Board of Management Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG.