Mercedes Benz’ self-driving luxury sedan F 015 made its world premiere at the ongoing CES 2015. Mega-cities with upward of 10 million inhabitants will increase from about 30 to over 40 by 2030, and Mercedes-Benz’ autonomously driving cars will offer private space and time, says Dr Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars.
Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion comes with an innovative interior concept based on variable seating system comprised of 4 rotating lounge chairs for face-to-face seat configuration. Passengers on aboard can work, relax or communicate. Getting in and out of the lounge is easy as the electrically powered seats swing outwards by 30 degrees once doors open.
Exchange of information between vehicle, passengers and the outside world is fostered through 6 display screens integrated in its instrument, rear and side panels so F 015 Luxury in Motion’s interior transforms into a digital arena. Passengers can interact through gestures, eye-tracking or by touching the high-resolution screens.
Laser projection and LED displays aid contact with the outside world as F 015 Luxury in Motion steps in a social partner in traffic. Dr Zetsche confirms a master plan in place to going from technically feasible to commercially viable as F 015 Luxury in Motion showcases where Mercedes-Benz may be headed. The self-driving luxury saloon points to a car outgrowing its role as a means of transport and making way as a private retreating space.
Technical data for F-CELL PLUG-IN HYBRID drive system F 015 Luxury in Motion
|Peak output of rear motors (kW/hp)||eachapprox. 100/136|
|Torque of rear motors (Nm)||eachapprox. 200|
|Total sustained output (kW/hp)||120/163|
|Total peak output (kW/hp)|
Continuous output from the fuel cell (kW)
Maximum output from the battery (kW)
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)||6.7*|
|Acceleration 60-120 km/h (s)||6.2*|
|Top speed (km/h)||200*|
|Hydrogen consumption (kg/100 km)||0.60**|
|CO2 comb. (g/km min./max.)||0|
|Total range acc. to NEDC (km)||1100|
|Capacity of pressurised H2 tanks (kg)||approx. 5.4|
|Energy content of battery (kWh)||29|
**equivalent to 2.0 l diesel as per NEDC