Mercedes F100 predicts future, 13 February 1991 – Throwback Thursday
Source : Mercedes F100 predicts future, 13 February 1991 – Throwback Thursday
were detected F100 Mercedes Benz at the Detroit show in 1991 for cars. Accurately predict where the industry was heading
along with Mercedes-Benz revealed F100 at the Detroit show in 1991, looking almost production ready. However, which was, in fact, a concept technologically advanced packed with metaphysical ideas significantly, including some which will not appear inside Mercedes-Benz automobile production for another 20 years.
The F100’s predecessor in many ways, the executive designs of Mercedes today. Features such as Cruise Control, blind spot assist, lane keeping assist, voice recognition along that has a collision avoidance system all featured on which concept.
along with after checking in cars in Detroit, along with described Peter Robinson Autocar which as a “mobile test bed for technologies along with imminent, along with last however not least, effective generator of propaganda,” as well as “complex, complicated along with exciting camouflage interesting in itself for the potential” to solve the problem .
at the time, for the United States was the largest market for exports of Mercedes’, accommodating 78,000 vehicles a year – 13% of annual production. Hence, for the very first time Detroit for the F100, which “plucked coming from the depths of advanced research department to act as a focal point for the position of the Mercedes.”
somewhat against the grain in 1991, which was on the F100 “MPV rakish” along with which Robinson impressed. Design, he mused, was “superbly finished, tall however sleek, original”, while the Inner surface along with accessed by the “open to the touch, the doors of electric-powered,” revealed “bucket seats for passengers only several, although the length of the year 4869mm “.
along with three front seats in a similar design to those seen after a year in McLaren F1 , with the driver at the center. “Research proves crash test center of the safest position of the vehicle,” explained Robinson. “Since statistics Mercedes’ show which, on average, cars carry only 1.3 passengers in mobility leadership, along with priority was given to the protection of the driver in accidents frontal offset along with side effects.”
under the hood along with sat down to 2.6 liters, 90deg V6. is usually not completely new, however, having been designed inside mid-1980s, however which was the 1991 Detroit show her first public appearance. Instead, shift the focus on the completely new components to the “blending into the vehicle different technologies along with systems developed within the Daimler-Benz group of companies a giant one concept.”
coming from the cabin, Robinson was keen to see the excellent provided by the huge windscreen of the vehicle, while the elimination of video along with radio systems, blind spots along with allowed the F100 to maintain a predetermined distance the vehicle forward. which was a technology which will not appear on the road Mercedes-Benz car until 2005.
somewhat prophetically, Robinson went on: “Research Mercedes indicate ” which inside future, cars will combine the independent movement along with integration in traffic flow through the computers on board the aircraft which use satellite information where to show you, along with how to get to your destination, where to park along with how to avoid congestion. “he became Japan’s only Mazda Eunos Cosmo’s first car with sat-nav in 1990, however which was still a completely new idea when F100 afternoon along with did not become common until the 2000s in.
“along with the fate of the F100 is usually nothing more than which occupies a prominent place inside Mercedes-Benz Museum,” concluded Robinson. “which takes a modest step toward centralized control of the vehicle, although Mercedes recognize which vision for the future is usually at least ten years away coming from reality.”
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