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Future Cars | This Mercedes-Benz car can drive sideways

The Consumer Electronics Show had a lot of surprises where many tech and auto manufacturers showcased their electronic and digital concepts. Among them is Mercedes-Benz, who unveiled a concept car - AVTR - that is almost alive.
Jan 16, 2020 / 02:26 PM IST
The German automobile manufacturer has developed this concept car with inputs from the team responsible for the movie Avatar in 2009, and it is called the Vision AVTR. (Image: Mercedes-Benz)
The German automobile manufacturer has developed this concept car with inputs from the team responsible for the movie Avatar in 2009, and it is called the Vision AVTR. (Image: Mercedes-Benz)
It stands for Advanced Vehicle Transformation and gets a graphene battery made of compostable material. (Image: Mercedes-Benz)
It stands for Advanced Vehicle Transformation and gets a graphene battery made of compostable material. (Image: Mercedes-Benz)
It has a single light bar over the company’s illuminated logo, giving it a fresh look. It gets 7-spoke wheels which light up in a bright blue colour and complete glass doors. (Image: Mercedes-Benz)
It has a single light bar over the company’s illuminated logo, giving it a fresh look. It gets 7-spoke wheels which light up in a bright blue colour and complete glass doors. (Image: Mercedes-Benz)
Mercedes-Benz has removed a few mechanical components from the cabin, such as the steering wheel, pedals or other controls to operate the car. (Image: Mercedes-Benz)
Mercedes-Benz has removed a few mechanical components from the cabin, such as the steering wheel, pedals or other controls to operate the car. (Image: Mercedes-Benz)
All that clutter has been replaced with a single, multifunctional control unit on the centre console. This unit recognises the driver based on the heartbeat of the person interacting with it. (Image: Mercedes-Benz)
All that clutter has been replaced with a single, multifunctional control unit on the centre console. This unit recognizes the driver based on the heartbeat of the person interacting with it. (Image: Mercedes-Benz)
The car projects a menu selection on the user’s palm through which a passenger can choose between different functionalities. (Image: Mercedes-Benz)
The car projects a menu selection on the user’s palm through which a passenger can choose between different functionalities. (Image: Mercedes-Benz)
Though the car is far from reality, it gives us an interesting insight into what major automobile manufacturers are looking to develop in the future. (Image: Mercedes-Benz)
Though the car is far from reality, it gives us an interesting insight into what major automobile manufacturers are looking to develop in the future. (Image: Mercedes-Benz)
The Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR is different from other concept cars in the company’s Vision lineup as it utilizes a graphene-based battery in place of the standard lithium-ion units used currently. (Image: Mercedes-Benz)
The Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR is different from other concept cars in the company’s Vision lineup as it utilizes a graphene-based battery in place of the standard lithium-ion units used currently. (Image: Mercedes-Benz)
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first published: Jan 16, 2020 02:26 pm

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