Mercedes-Benz may have just won CES 2015 with their F 015 Luxury in Motion concept design (yes, Luxury in Motion is part of its official name). The super cool autonomous auto had its world debut this week and with it looking like an alien space pod, we want this car more than we've wanted any other for a very long time. It may actually be too cool—watch the video above and you'll see what we mean.
"Anyone who focuses solely on the technology has not yet grasped how autonomous driving will change our society," says Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars. "The car is growing beyond its role as a mere means of transport and will ultimately become a mobile living space."
Called a research vehicle, the F 015's exterior features a very prominent low-slung front end that smooths out to the low rear. And the inside is just as stunning. Fitting four people inside the lounge-like interior, the auto features organic materials (like open-pore walnut wood and white nappa leather) that stand out against the glass and metal surfaces. The bucket-like seats are able to rotate to create a face-to-face configuration, which makes it even more apparent that a "driver" really isn't necessary.
"One core theme of the innovative interior concept is a continuous exchange of information between vehicle, passengers and the outside world," says the company. Six displays are installed in the instrument panel and along the rear and side walls, allowing passengers to interact with the car through gestures and touch.
Game over. We need this on the market ASAP.