Mercedes Features its Vision of Future Cars
Mercedes revealed its new Smart Vision EQ Fortwo before the public premiere that is scheduled for the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Fortwo is an autonomous, zero emissions, without a steering wheel EV that has been conceptualised for its application in the car-sharing communities in the new future.
Envisioning the vehicle as local public transport, Mercedes hopes that by 2025, the numbers of users in the car sharing schemes will reach to around 37 Million people.
The smart concept comes fully connected and has a 30 kWh battery on board and will forecast cities where the autonomous vehicles can pick up their passengers directly from the location, by use of swarm intelligence for prediction of demand and remain nearby.
The EV is around 2.7 metres long and measures 1.3 metres shorter than cars like Mini Cooper. The Smart has been created a two-seater, display grille up front and windows sideway for projecting information. Furthermore, there are no pedals and steering wheel and the entire vehicle functions can be controlled by a mobile phone or voice controlled modules.
Instead of a dashboard, there is a bench seat along with folding armrest and a 24-inch screen.
The concept is being referred to as a “one and a half box” design with features such as wide wheel arches for fun and stumpy proportions and short overhangs.
Mercedes-Benz has plans for ten more new EV. such as EQ and Smarts that’ll go from compacts to SUV. The first EQ-branded production vehicle for Mercedes Benz would be an SUV that is due for launch in 2019.