Mercedes thinks we'll all be driving around in cars like this soon enough.
Having first debuted at CES, the Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion Concept has now been revealed at the Detroit Motor Show. “The self-driving luxury sedan” combines autonomous driving technology with a lounge-like cabin with rotating chairs and six individual displays from where all necessary controls to access the car’s functions are provided. And with no B-pillar combined with rear-hinged suicide doors that open at 90 degrees, getting in and out of the opulent interior couldn’t be easier.
The F 015 has an extensive sensor system that allows it to permanently monitor the entire area surrounding it. There’s also Car-2-Car communications tech that’s already been shown in the S-Class S500 Intelligent Drive Prototype, featuring advanced 3D cameras and detailed digital maps. Power comes from a hydrogen fuel cell stack, a lithium-ion battery and two electric motors that have a combined output of 268 hp and 294 lb-ft of torque, which is sent to the rear wheels. 0-62 mph is a claimed 6.7 seconds with top speed capped at 124 mph. A fully-charged battery gives the F 015 a driving range of up to 124 miles. With a full tank of hydrogen, range goes up to 684 miles.