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Commercialized Mercedes Self Driving Cars are At Least a Decade Away

The 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is nearing, so Mercedes-Benz is gearing for something it can show off in the event that would feature the technological ingenuity of the brand. According to several sources online, the company will be highlighting a prototype concept vehicle plus its plans for its self driving cars. With the recent previews of Mercedes self driving cars and concept truck with autonomous driving features, one question running in the minds of enthusiastic customers of the brand is when will they get to own a vehicle with the said technology. Based from the interview of the company’s spokesperson, Mercedes self driving cars are still a long way to go. The… Continue Reading »

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LG and Mercedes Partner to Develop a Stereo Camera System

On Christmas morning, LG and Mercedes announced a new venture. According to The Verge, the giant automaker and the electronics corporation forged a partnership that aims to revolutionize the way we drive our cars in the future. Ironically, the future of driving does not involve much driving at all since the two companies are planning to automate everything in our cars, and their new project is claimed to be the first step towards the realization of their common goal. Based from the source, they are presently talking about co-developing a stereo camera system to be used in future autonomous vehicles. The new system of LG and Mercedes would provide the core components… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Promises to Keep the Steering Wheel in Autonomous Cars

With the coming wave of autonomous cars and even trucks, several questions were raised by critics and auto enthusiasts. Among them is, “what happens to the steering wheel?” According to Bloomberg, Daimler CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche promised that they will still retain the features that have defined automobiles since its invention like the steering wheel, and the basic pedals. The introduction of autonomous cars is currently perceived by many as an event that might put a lot of traditional car components inconsequential. That is the reason why Google killed off all the manual features in its prototype driverless car. However, Dr. Zetsche stated in his speech at Oxford yesterday, “We specifically do not want to… Continue Reading »

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Driverless Car Interior Concept Unveiled by Mercedes

We have seen how Daimler AG integrated its auto-driving feature in its Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025. A lot of people, the author included, were impressed of the possibilities it can provide to truckers later. However, just imagine the better potentials that the technology can provide to Mercedes cars. Recently, the three-pointed star brand revealed its new driverless car vision. The concept showed futuristic interior similar to the characteristics of a high-end living room. “With this visionary interior concept we are defining the luxury of the future,” stated Gorden Wagener, Daimler’s Head of Design. Once again, he and his team did not fail to impress. The highlight of the driverless car concept… Continue Reading »

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Next-Generation LED Headlights Unveiled By Mercedes-Benz

While BMW and Audi have started to use laser headlights, Mercedes-Benz is currently working on its next-generation LED headlights, according to a report from worldcarfans.com. The luxury manufacturer from Germany aims to use 84 LEDs for each headlamp, which is a big jump from the 24 it is currently using on the high beam module found on the CLS headlamp. The increase in the number of LEDs is designed to enhance light quality. A medium-term plan will see around 1024 pixels for each LED to optimize illumination on the road in all traffic conditions at any speed. The light systems development head at Mercedes-Benz, Uwe Kostanzer, revealed that their credo… Continue Reading »

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Twelve New Mercedes-Benz Vehicle Models To Be Introduced By 2020

Following the launch of the research and development center in China, Mercedes-Benz head for research and development indicated that the luxury vehicle manufacturer is set on introducing twelve new Mercedes-Benz vehicle models by 2020, according to a gtspirit.com report. Although Thomas Weber did not provide the details of these upcoming models, he indicated that they will not have any direct predecessors. This indicates that these are completely new vehicle models. Weber revealed during the opening ceremony of the new R&D center of the company in Beijing that the luxury vehicle manufacturer started its most intensive development program for new vehicle models. He added that the new program is different from… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Vision G-Code Crossover Concept Unveiled

Coinciding with the opening of the Mercedes-Benz R&D center in Beijing, China, the three-pointed star brand also released its new subcompact crossover concept dubbed as the Mercedes Vision G-Code. According to the press release of the company, the concept crossover aims to attract younger Asians into the brand. Shorter than the Mercedes GLA Based from the images and information provided by the German automaker, the G-Code will be designed as a Sports Utility Coupe. It will measure 161 inches, which is even shorter than the GLA—the brand’s smallest crossover so far. Not much was revealed about the engine specs of the compact crossover concept. However, the plan is to equip… Continue Reading »

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