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Detroit 2011: The automobile interior becomes a work of art

At the 2011 North American International Detroit Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz not only captures visitors’ attention with fascinating automobiles and technical innovations, but enthrals with an art object as well. Interior Design at Mercedes-Benz in Germany has created a sculpture that expresses visually that which inspires designers, and on the other hand gives space to the creative artistic process in the design of the vehicle interior. It makes an aesthetics of sustainability visible and is oriented towards the perfect forms of nature which evolved over periods spanning millions of years. Mercedes-Benz Aesthetics No. 2 sculpture is this idea made visible. It consciously defies the shackles of the limited context of ergonomics,… Continue Reading »

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Is Mercedes-Benz Planning New Ecological Mid-Engine Supercar?

Mercedes Benz’ concept car the Biome is on the forefront of being developed and expectations are it would be released some time in 2015. It is speculated to be indirect competition of what BMW is developing, their Vision EfficientDynamic car. There is stiff competition now among German car manufacturers, including Audi, for supremacy on eco-friendly motorcars! The Biome has been featured in the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge, and as we said its looks are very futuristic. Chief of the California design team stated that some elements in the design could easily be developed for production. They just have to make sure that it would either not be… Continue Reading »

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Internship grad designs taxi of the future

Taxis are everywhere—in every major city from New York, to Paris, London and Tokyo. So why hasn’t there been any significant improvement in their design or technology? For years, Ford Crown Victorias have been congesting major thoroughfares around the United States, Mercedes-Benz cabs patrol much of the streets in the entire European continent. It’s high time designers put taxis into perspective to benefit the majority of the population who commute publicly on a daily basis. Fortunately, one such designer is paying attention. His name is Slavche Tanevski and his work centers around the Mercedes-Benz Nimbus concept city cab. He pictures the Nimbus to be the cab of the future, specifically… Continue Reading »

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The Mercedes-Benz Biome

As a finale to our three-part Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge series, we present the Mercedes-Benz Biome. We must say, this is our favorite among all the concept designs presented by all the German and Japanese first timers in the contest. Why? Simple—it’s got one heck of an futuristic idea that is at par with the most bizarre sci-fi movies out there. What is it? Read on. Symbiosis. That word means a lot in terms of automotive concepts, because there is no such thing as of current technologies permit. As the company describes, Symbiosis is a system wherein the vehicle becomes part of the environment and ecosystem, just as… Continue Reading »

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The Maybach DRS

Next up on our three-part Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge series is the Maybach DRS. If you’re wondering what DRS stands for, well then so did we. Apparently, it’s short for “Den-Riki-Sha”, which means electric powered rickshaw. If you’re new to that term, rickshaws are ancient forms of public transportation back in Japan in 1870 where instead of horses pulling carriages, a person ferries you around instead, supporting the rickshaw’s front frame on his shoulders. Now, if you look at the gallery below, and assuming you’ve Googled ‘rickshaw’ for images, you’ll recognize a striking semblance. Well, maybe ‘some’ is a better word for it. Simply put, imagine a horse… Continue Reading »

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The Smart 454 WWT

Southern California’s brightest automotive design studios come together in an annual Design Challenge hosted by the Los Angeles Auto Show as they have done for the past seven years. This year, which happens from November 19 to 29, welcomes German and Japanese car manufacturers to the competition for the first time, to create design concepts of highly efficient and extremely lightweight sedan vehicles of the future. Their restriction—to keep weight below 1,000 pounds, while keeping in mind passenger safety and comfort. Of course, performance and styling demands must not be sacrificed either. First up on our three-part series is the Smart 454 WWT. ‘Weight Watch Technologies’ is what WWT stands… Continue Reading »

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Pickup concept unveiled at the 63rd IAA

Are you fond of trucks? What is it about pickups that gets the unwavering attachment of men? Is it the stout appearance or the reliability that comes with having a truck bed to haul whatever needs to be hauled? Well, consumer preferences aside, here’s something for all you truck lovers may (or may not) like—a pickup concept vehicle that was presented by Mercedes-Benz Technology at the 63rd IAA Commercial Vehicles event held in Hanover, Germany. Codenamed the ‘Reporter’, MBTech says that the concept is more than just a mere design study. It has got DualX E-Drive drive solution that makes the pickup capable of being plugged in to an electric… Continue Reading »

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