How Mercedes Benz Uses Cameras to Stabilize the Road While You Drive

The newest Mercedes Benz S-Class has a new Magic Body Control feature that basically stabilizes the road you drive on. Mercedes is cleverly using a chicken's self-stabilizing head to popularize the feature but explains how it works in more detail in the video above. » 9/26/13 9:30pm 9/26/13 9:30pm

Now Nokia and Mercedes Are Trying to Build a Self-Driving Car

Self-driving cars stand to be the next piece of technology that shakes the foundations of modern life. It's not hard to see why—it's basically science fiction come to life. Since it seems like everybody wants to be involved, news that Mercedes and Nokia were teaming up didn't come as a huge surprise. » 9/10/13 4:55pm 9/10/13 4:55pm

How Casey Neistat Shot an Amazing Car Commercial With Zero Planning

Filmmaker Casey Neistat and Mercedez-Benz don't pair easily in people's minds. One's a YouTube renegade, the other is the manufacturer of cars you can't afford. And yet! They teamed up and made an ad. The result is as surprising and weird as you'd expect it to be. » 9/05/13 2:04pm 9/05/13 2:04pm

Mercedes Vehicles Have Night Vision That Can Recognize Animals Now

Mercedes' vehicles have had night vision capabilities, and automatic object recognition, for years now. And while they can accurately recognize street signs, and other lifeless hazards, its only now that the company's fleet—starting with the 2014 Mercedes S-Class—will be able to recognize living, breathing obstacles » 8/30/13 9:18am 8/30/13 9:18am

Against Your Better Judgment, Mercedes Is Integrating Google Glass

People have said that Google Glass would be distracting since day one, not just for people looking at the Glassholes but also for the Glassholes themselves who have that tiny screen always blinking in front of their faces. We certainly don't want to put them behind the wheel. Right?! Mercedes Benz begs to differ. » 8/16/13 10:10am 8/16/13 10:10am

The Adorable Mini-Sports Car Has Gotten a Remarkable Upgrade

As you may or may not remember, a few years ago we posted photos of these incredible, half-scale sports cars that—despite being called "children's cars"—are more badass than any car any adult could ever hope to own. And although the junior cars' visionary, Nathan Redfearn, was getting ready to shut down production, the… » 6/24/13 5:56pm 6/24/13 5:56pm

Mercedes' New Vehicles Will Recognize Street Signs, Keeping Drivers Off …

If the screams from pedestrians and the angry looks from oncoming drivers don't provide enough clues that you've accidentally turned onto a one-way street, maybe it's time you bought a Mercedes. Wait, what? The company's upcoming vehicles will include an updated safety system that's able to autonomously recognize… » 1/23/13 5:20pm 1/23/13 5:20pm

The Real Reason Steve Jobs' Benz Didn't Have a License Plate

We've always wondered why Steve Jobs' Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG didn't have a license plate. Did he think he was above the law? Was he doing it to be different? Maybe! But how did he get away with it? Easy. His cars were leased. » 10/27/11 12:53pm 10/27/11 12:53pm

If You Need a Bionic Hand, Just Write Mercedes F1 a Nice Letter

It never hurts to ask. 14-year-old Matthew James sent a tongue-in-cheek letter to the head of Mercedes' F1 team asking for £35,000 (~$57,000) for a bionic hand, which they could brand like an F1 car. Mercedes' response? They made him the most advanced prosthetic hand in the world. » 8/15/11 9:20am 8/15/11 9:20am

The largest LEGO Technic ever is a Unimog

The European truck most noted for its complete badassedness is the Mercedes-Benz Unimog — a vehicle so large the company determined Americans would find it offensively huge. Now LEGO is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the truck by building a scale 2,000+ piece version that's the largest Technic set ever sold. » 6/01/11 6:00pm 6/01/11 6:00pm

The Mystery of Steve Jobs' Plateless Benz

If you ranked the things in life that Jobs seems perfectly content to ignore, license plates would be up there with Handicap parking spaces, three-piece suits and customer demands. The proof, as it were, is all over Flickr. » 8/12/10 12:40pm 8/12/10 12:40pm