Mercedes Imaginative and prescient Tokyo Idea is a minivan for millennials

Mercedes Vision Tokyo Concept is a minivan for millennials

Mercedes-Benz believes that the subsequent era of drivers would a lot quite work together digitally with their machines than truly be behind the wheel. To satiate the wishes of those tech-obsessed passengers, the corporate re-imagines the minivan as a rolling, autonomous lounge referred to as the Imaginative and prescient Tokyo Idea. The silver lozenge debuts on the 2015 Tokyo Motor Present.

With its rounded edges, plentiful glass, and satiny Alubeam paint, the Imaginative and prescient Tokyo appears like a minivan from the excessive-tech future out of a William Gibson story. Up entrance, the windshield wraps all the best way round, and the aspect glass is display-printed in silver for privateness. The huge grille is illuminated and may even present the sound sample of the music enjoying inside. In the meantime on the rear, purple LED lights encompass the oval window.

Whereas the outside is pretty minimalist, the Imaginative and prescient Tokyo places its largest emphasis on pampering the 5 passengers inside. They enter by means of an enormous gullwing door within the idea’s aspect, and fairly than conventional rows of seats, there is a wraparound sofa. As soon as snug, occupants can use LED screens on the partitions, and in a very sci-fi contact there is a holographic leisure system within the middle. Ought to somebody truly have to drive, a seat may also deploy from the sofa, and a steering wheel slides into place.

Driving on this metallic chariot a minimum of is not too dangerous for the surroundings. The powertrain combines a hydrogen gasoline cell and batteries able to inductive charging. In complete, the combo would supply a claimed vary of 609 miles – 118 miles purely on electrical energy and 491 miles from the H2. That sort of driving distance ought to hold the digital get together inside rocking for fairly a wild night time.

Take a look at the excessive-res picture gallery above and the video under. And for extra, keep tuned for our reside protection from the Tokyo Motor Present.

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Mercedes Vision Tokyo Concept is a minivan for millennials

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