New design philosophy inside the next S-Class

Kharl Prado November 4, 2010

Automotive design is never constant. As with the growing trends and demands in different markets, so will the need to evolve design philosophies in order to stay ahead of the competition. Mercedes-Benz is by no means a stranger to this fact, having incorporated various design innovations in their current production and future concept vehicles. And there’s no better example to show this than with the company’s flagship model, the all-new 2012 S-Class. The next generation S-Class will be the first to show the world just what kind of interior design philosophies the company are working with right now.

Senior interior designer Hartmut Sinkwitz shares insights into what is to be expected from the next S-Class—something borne out of the F800 Style concept car which the company revealed in Switzerland a few months back. Some of the more meaty details includes upgrading of the brand’s COMAND system, specifically enhancing the control interface using cameras that can track hand gestures. Yep, that’s right. Something a little similar, albeit not as far-fetched, as J.A.R.V.I.S. of Iron Man fame.

Sinkwitz says he’s really excited about the next S-Class’ interior, adding that it’s going to be something people, most especially loyal Mercedes-Benz fans, have never experienced before.

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