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The grille has been replaced by a “3D display” that each shows the vintage Mercedes logo an, extra importantly, displays the car’s standing at a look.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.