The latest autonomous concept car from Mercedes-Benz, called Vision Tokyo, was recently introduced at the Tokyo Motor Show.
The company proclaims its new self-driving car idea is “a chill-out zone in the midst of the megacity traffic mayhem.”
And who am I to argue with that description, because after all, the design, including the exterior and interior of the vehicle, do look pretty chill.
An arc-shaped couch in the vehicle allows for up to 5 passengers to comfortably relax. The car also has a fuel cell drivetrain and futuristic wraparound displays.
Obviously, this concept is far from ready for production, but Mercedes does seem to be taking on a Tron-like theme with their ideas.
Perhaps the coolest feature of Vision Tokyo is the fact that a steering wheel can pop out on your command, allowing for a rider to have “personal contact whenever possible.”
Mercedes has also envisioned a hologram projection system for showing apps and maps in three-dimensional space, which can be seen in the images below.
Whether or not Vision Tokyo ever comes to fruition remains to be seen, but at least we are getting an idea of what some future self-driving cars might look like and the features they will entail.