Mercedes-Benz Vision Tokyo MPV concept unveiled
According to chief designer Gorden Wagener, the Mercedes-Benz Vision Tokyo MPV concept embodies the concept of an automotive lounge for a future generation of megacities such as Tokyo. The 5-seater was designed by the company’s global network of advanced design studios.
Closely related to the F 015 Luxury in Motion autonomous vehicle, the Vision Tokyo aims to showcase how a future vehicle can be converted into a youthful chill-out zone in the middle of chaotic traffic. The concept targets the so called “Generation Z” which comprises of people who were born after 1995 and grew up with new media.
The Gen Z look at a vehicle not only as a means of transport but also as their digital companion and hence, the Vision Tokyo concept takes the digital concept further. It can continuously study the occupants and become increasingly familiar with their tastes, preferences, etc, using its Deep Machine Learning and an intelligent Predictive Engine technologies.
The monolithic body of the Vision Tokyo concept is painted in monochrome Alubeam along with body colored screen-printed windows which offer occupant privacy while allowing enough light to enter the cabin.
The concept houses a 360-degree camera for autonomous driving and features a continuous stretch of glass paneling instead of a regular windshield. The 26-inch wheels are illuminated by blue lights.
The pure electric fuel-cell powertrain is combined with compact high-voltage battery that can be charged via induction. The hydrogen is stored in a tank made of CFRP. The hybrid system offers a driving range of 980 km of which 190 km comes from the battery powered driving and 790 km comes from hydrogen fuel-cell.