It looks like Google isn’t the only company developing an autonomous car from the ground up, since Mercedes-Benz has just released a teaser of its new self-driving car. Mercendes-Benz hasn’t yet released the name of its new concept, but it has confirmed that the sleek, self-driving concept car will debut next week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
Unlike Google’s small self-driving car, which only has two doors and room for two passengers, the Mercedes-Benz concept is much longer, with a sleeker and more aerodynamic shape. Mercedes-Benz is keeping most of the details under wraps, but did state that: “[this] will be bolder than you’ve ever imagined.”
Although Mercedes-Benz hasn’t revealed the concept’s interior, it’s likely to have a unique layout devoid of traditional forward-facing seats. In November, the company gave the world a preview of the interior of the future, which consisted of four lounge chairs that faced each other—made possible by the fact that the autonomous car has the ability to drive itself, allowing passengers to take their eyes off the road and interact with one another.
No details have yet been released regarding how the self-driving concept car will be powered, but it’s expected that it will either get an electric or hydrogen-powered power train.
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