2020 Mercedes Vision AVTR - A Look Into the Impossible Future
The Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR is a futuristic concept car that explores new design options and technologies, as well as the "vision of designers, engineers, and trend researches for mobility in the distant future." The AVTR name stands for Advanced Vehicle Transformation, but it also represents the company’s collaboration with the team that produced Avatar, a science fiction film directed and produced by James Cameron and released in 2009. While previous Vision concepts from Mercedes-Benz were also futuristic, they still featured technologies and styling cues linked to production cars, while some of the design actually made it on vehicles you can buy in dealerships. The Vision AVTR is an entirely different story as its features and technologies won’t be transferred to production cars in the near future.
2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA
The second-generation Mercedes-Benz CLA was unveiled at 2019 Consumer Electronics Show.The revised four-door coupe replaces the highly successful first-generation CLA, introduced all the way back in 2013. Just like its predecessor, the 2020 CLA competes in a very tight niche that only includes the Audi A3 Sedan. However, the 2020 CLA may have what it takes to compete against the slightly larger 2019 BMW 3 Series. Based on the same platform that underpins the latest A-Class hatchback and sedan models, the CLA boasts a notable design inside and out. It combines features seen on the A-Class and CLS on the outside, while the interior comes from the smaller of the two. Like most recently unveiled Mercs, the CLA features all the cool technology found in the bigger E-Class and S-Class models, including the semi-autonomous driving system. This places the CLA at the top of its class tech-wise. Let’s find out more about that in the review below.
Mercedes-Benz Debuts the 2020 CLA Class At CES With Fresh Tech
Rather than pulling the sheets at a traditional car show like Detroit, Merc decided to drop its new CLA Class in Vegas at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, debuting the new fun-loving compact alongside a host of fresh interior tech that’s sure to grab some eyeballs at the gadget-laden event.
Here’s Your First Look at the 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Before You’re Supposed to See It
Mercedes-Benz plans to reveal the new 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA today at the CES in Las Vegas. However, I got my hands on a few fantastic photos before Mercedes-Benz officially revealed them, and I can tell you right away - the 2020 CLA looks the business. While all the 2020 Mercedes-Benz specs are still hidden somewhere in the Daimler hard drive intestines, I did find out that the new car is longer, wider, and lower. Plus, thanks to a few teasers, I can see that the inside of the new 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA is a far nicer place than ever before.
The 2020 Mercedes CLA Coupe Debuts Tomorrow at CES, Here’s a Sexy Teaser
The 2019 Consumer Electronics Show is just around the corner, and with it arrives a series of new debuts from the major automakers. The latest comes from Mercedes, which just dropped a short teaser video for its new second-generation CLA Class. The official details are light as of this writing, but there’s a good chance this updated four-door coupe will be rocking some serious technological firepower.
The 2020 Mercedes CLA Coupe Is Headlining What Should Be An Exciting 2019 Consumer Electronics Show
2019 is rolling around with the calendar’s first major auto show. That used to be the North American International Auto Show, which traditionally takes place in the middle of January. In recent years, though, the Consumer Electronics Show has taken the mantle from Detroit as the first show where automakers showcase their latest products in front of a crowd still recovering from a holiday-induced hangover. But, CES waits for no one, and just as we’re getting back to the grind after our extended vacations, we’re thrust into a five-day hypnosis of tech news, debuts, and announcements, some of which come from some of the biggest automakers in the world. This year’s CES is no different. We already know at least one model that’s making its debut at the event. But just as car brands have taken a bigger cut of that show’s pie share, CES is still about the latest in technology. In a lot of ways, what we’ll see at CES will define the tech world for the next 12 months, and, in some cases, a lot longer than that.
Mercedes Will Present Next-Gen Infotainment System at the 2018 CES
Mercedes-Benz will be in attendance at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, and a big part of its presentation will revolve around its new infotainment system. It’s called “Mercedes-Benz User Experience,” or MBUX for short. More importantly, the new system will feature state-of-the-art technology that’s based on artificial intelligence and an intuitive operating system that will create a “pioneering in-car experience.” Yes, Mercedes is bringing the future to CES. We can’t wait.
Mercedes-Benz has always been considered an industry leader when it comes to technological advances. The German automaker certainly proved its worth at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show when it dropped a boatload of new tech features designed to combine modern mobility with the continued evolution of the digital world.
The all-new Mercedes E-Class, or should I say, the interior of the all-new E-Class, is one of Mercedes’ main showcases at CES. Ahead of the sedan’s world premier at the 2016 North American International Auto Show later next week, the revolutionary cockpit of the new E-Class was displayed for all the world to see, including its new infotainment system that Merc promises will usher in a new era of networking and digitization. Among the highlights of this new system is a touch control on the multifunction steering wheel made up of a pair of panels that function the same way as the surface of a smartphone. Just like how we use swiping movements to navigate the interface of our phones, these two panels work the same way, allowing drivers to scroll through the menus of the instrument cluster and the central display without their hands leaving the steering wheel.
Mercedes says it’s the first automaker to offer a system of that sort in a car, and with the company’s reputation for ingenious creations like this, I’m inclined to believe it. Also, from a presentation standpoint, the new E-Class will also benefit from having a digital instrument cluster that has a resolution of 1920 x 720 pixels. Even better, the screen design can be customized with three different designs - Classic, Sport, or Progressive - depending on the preference of the driver.
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Even though Mercedes has been toying with self-driving cars since the mid-1980s, which was when then Daimler-Benz was working with Professor Ernst Dickmanns from the University of Munich, it wasn’t until 2013 when Mercedes-Benz rediscovered its passion of creating a vehicle that drives autonomously. Not even two years later, the three-pointed star is back with an autonomous concept car that should get all the spotlights at the 2015 edition of CES (Consumer Electronics Show), the F 015 Luxury in Motion.
Offering four seats and a fuel cell plug-in hybrid drivetrain that gives it an entirely green autonomy of 684 miles, the F 015 Luxury in Motion represents what Mercedes-Benz thinks that a luxury car from 2030 could end up looking and feeling like. While its egg-like exterior should be the first to polarize discussions, it is the car’s interior which will keep them going, especially since all four seats can swivel to face each other while the car is driving its four passengers by itself in total comfort.
Unlike a prototype S-Class W140, which used saccadic computer vision and probabilistic approaches to react in real time to road and traffic conditions and drive mostly by itself from Germany to Denmark back in 1995, the F 015 Luxury in Motion relies on low, mid and long-range radar, lasers and 3D video cameras to check all its surroundings in real time. The funny thing is that almost all the technologies found on the concept are production-ready, many of them being already available on current Mercedes-Benz models.
Updated 09/22/2015: We’ve added a series of new photos we took at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Find them in the "Pictures" tab.
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Mercedes-Benz has teamed up with smartwatch company, Pebble, to create what the former is calling a chance to "develop innovative integrated applications" for the Pebble smartwatch. It’s not the kind of collaboration that you normally see between a car manufacturer and a timepiece company because there’s really no special-edition watch that Pebble will release in its partnership with Mercedes.
Instead, Mercedes and Pebble are creating a system that will allow the German automaker to integrate its DigitalDriveStyle app with a number of Pebble smartwatches, which will allow users to integrate their watches with their Mercedes vehicles.
The full scope of features will be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show, but early hints coming from Mercedes suggests that users can do an assortment of things with the Pebble smartwatches, including getting important information like fuel levels, door-lock status and vehicle locations from their watches by just glancing at it. Another unique feature of the integrated system is that it’s capability to alert drivers of any upcoming obstacles on the road, including accidents and road construction.
It’s a cool new technological device that we’re curious to see at CES this January. Hopefully, this partnership bears fruit for Mercedes and Pebble smartwaches in the future.
Click past the jump to read about Mercedes’ latest hot-ticket vehicle and one car that could benefit from this collaboration the CLA-Class