Mercedes Vision Tokyo

Mercedes-Benz visualizes a future where a vehicle ceases to be
a means to take one from point A to B but rather a
“chill-out-zone” amidst the hectic traffic of mega cities.

The automaker debuted a new concept dubbed Mercedes Vision
Tokyo, so named because it’s being debuted at the Tokyo Motor
Show. The self-driving car, size of a minivan is built as a
digital companion to the youths who crave to stay connected and
sharing on social media rather than drive.

Mercedes Vision Tokyo

Mercedes Vision Tokyo

Mercedes Vision Tokyo Exterior

The Mercedes Vision Tokyo concept vehicle measures 189.1 inches
long, 82.7 inches wide and 63.0 inches tall. The concept will
feature a large gullwing door on the left.

The exterior features monochrome Alubeam paintwork. The side
windows are also screen-printed in the same color as the body
to offer privacy inside. It also features blue lines and
surfaces which provide color highlight and also reflect its
electric drive system. The traditional windscreen is replaced
with a continuous stretch of glass panel which resembles a
glazed cockpit of a powerboat.

The headlights are placed at an angle on either side and the
traditional grille is replaced by a lighting display which
displays various functions such as a sound pattern of the music
playing inside. The door will swing to open in a move that
makes Tesla’s Model X’S falcon doors look conventional.
 The concept rides on large 26-inch wheels. At the rear,
the concept features an oval window surrounded by a ring of red
LED cubes which is used as an indicator display.


Mercedes Vision Tokyo Interior

In future, the automaker believes that many people would prefer
to interact with their automobiles rather than seat behind the
wheels. As such, vision Tokyo cabin is designed to pamper the
passengers inside, while the vehicle drives itself. Its cabin
can accommodate five passengers.

The passengers access the vehicle through a large gullwing door
and there is no other entry point. Inside, the concept has done
away with traditional row of seats and introduces a wraparound
couch. Passengers use LED screens on the wall to keep
themselves entertained. Further, the Vision Tokyo features a
holographic entertainment system at the center. In the rare
occasion one of the generation Z occupants feel the urge to
drive, there is an option to deploy a seat from the couch and a
steering wheel then slides into position.


Drive-train Specs

The target generation is one that is highly conscious of the
need to conserve the environment. As such, Mercedes-Benz
visualizes a car purely powered by clean energy. In this
regard, the Vision Tokyo power-train combines a hydrogen fuel
cell and batteries that are inductive charged.

The automaker estimates that the combination would offer a 609
miles range whereby 118 miles is purely on electricity and 491
miles relying on the H2 cell. Other engine specs like
acceleration and top speed are not available since it is just a
concept which is not feasible at the moment.

Release date

The Mercedes Vision Tokyo is just a concept, Mercedes-Benz’s
vision of the future and the concept does not hint at any
upcoming production model. The concept tries to hint at cars
that are still decades away.

Since the future might be different as the automaker has
envisaged, the concept features innovative algorithms that
allow it to evolve constantly as the dynamics change.