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Mercedes Vision Simplex Concept Car to Go Back in 1901 Aiming Towards the Future

Numerous of Mercedes’ concept cars are directed considerately on the future. However, its newest instance goes back in time even because it aims to go forward. The automaker has uncovered a Vision Mercedes Simplex concept car that harks again as been called as “first modern car” — 1901 Mercedes 35 PS, whereas depending gradually on modern technology. The absence of a gas engine (the power plant is described solely as an “alternative drive”) is the least surprising factor here — it’s the cabin and nose that are the real standouts.

The grille has been replaced by a “3D display” that each shows the vintage Mercedes logo an, extra importantly, displays the car’s standing at a look. The cockpit, meanwhile, sticks to the minimalist look of very early vehicles through projections that show context-sensitive info like speed and navigation. You could focus your consideration on driving your retro ride instead of processing a sea of information. Porsche, take note.

You’re unlikely to see a production version of the Simplex. It doesn’t even have a windshield, or rated energy output, let alone the equipment wanted to move trendy safety standards. That is extra an illustration of how Mercedes may recall its roots without giving up present-day creature comforts. Don’t be stunned when you see the projections and different elements discover their approach into road-going cars, even if it is in a limited form.