Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion Self-Driving Concept
The Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion study has been unveiled at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. This concept, reaching far into the future, comes with an unconventional exterior style and, what’s more important, a ground-braking interior. Since the concept is actually an autonomous, self-driving car, the automaker made a comfortable lounge out of the cabin.
Of course, if the driver would like to steer the car, that would be possible. The F 015 Luxury in Motion can be controlled by a driver, but this is an autonomous car in the first place. Needless to say, the concept has a futuristic powertrain – the only suitable for such a radically innovative car – a fuel cell system developed on the basis of the F-Cell Plug-In Hybrid from the Mercedes-Benz F 125! concept.
Since the imaginative design of the concept is what makes it so special, the car looks like it’s somehow managed to return from the future. Its sleek bodywork and extremely long wheelbase are just an innuendo of the cabin’s comfort and style.
The Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion has been built using advanced lightweight materials. Thanks to the vast use of CFRP (carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic), high-strength steel and aluminum, the concept is approximately 40 percent lighter in comparison with production cars of today.
The concept’s interior has been designed as a comfortable lounge. It has four seats which can be rotated so the occupants can enjoy their ride and exploit the advantage of a self-driving car. The automaker imagined the interior as a cozy shelter where you’d have all the luxury you need.
Of course, the concept has no conventional indicators of luxury, but the F 015 is a car from the future. It’s loaded with technology; it has huge screens, laser projectors and advanced system which aren’t just used for communication with the car. Those screens are used for communication with the world outside the cabin, too.
If the driver wants to try the car’s 272 horsepower generated by two electric motors and delivered to the rear wheels, all he or she has to do is to rotate the seat towards the front end of the car. The Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion will kindly offer a steering wheel and control over it.
The futuristic fantasy won’t be on the roads soon, but nonetheless, the Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion could be a vehicle which will be market as one of the most important sparks that ignited the development of the automotive vehicles of tomorrow.