Honda fue el primer fabricante de automóviles que lanzó un sistema de navegación para coches, allá por 1981. En lugar usar triangulación por satélite, combinaba mapas físicos con un giroscopio de helio. Pero en los 80 hubo otro gran fabricante que presentó su propio navegador, y hoy se ve absurdamente prehistórico.
With all of the options and features the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and other new models have, the robots on the production line just can’t handle making the cars alone. For that reason, the automaker will trade out some of the machines for good, old-fashioned human labor. Take a moment to appreciate that one.
No consumer is ever too young to start fostering brand loyalty. So to help promote the anti-collision technology in its vehicles, and to seed the next-generation of owners, Mercedes-Benz created a couple of nifty toy cars that were impossible for kids to crash into each other.
El camión autónomo de Daimler, el grupo al que pertenece Mercedes-Benz, ha hecho su primer viaje real por Alemania. Los directivos de la empresa lo pasearon por la autopista A8, a la altura de Stuttgart; “al volante” iba Wolfgang Bernhard, uno de los jefazos del grupo. Bernhard cree que todavía faltan dos años para…
Tesla ya no será el único fabricante de automóviles que da el salto al mercado de las baterías para el hogar. El fabricante alemán, Mercedes-Benz, acaba de presentar su propia propuesta para este mercado: una batería para el hogar, ideal para horas punta de consumo eléctrico o de apagones.
Ask a dozen people to define "luxury" and you'll get a dozen different answers. Maybe even more than that. But at its core, luxury is about having the means to do what you want, when you want. That's what Mercedes-Benz is attempting to deliver with its fully-autonomous F 015 Luxury in Motion concept.
The Mercedes Luxury in Motion is not a car that you'll be able to find on a lot any time soon. It's not bound for any highways or driveways in the near future. It is, though, a glimpse at the future of automotive transportation. And a damn good looking one at that.
Our friends at San Antonio-based Texas Armoring Corporation take their jobs very seriously. So seriously that they're willing to put their lives in the line to test their own products. Would you sit in a car while someone shot at you with an AK-47?
Though this animation bit is made by Mercedes Benz and probably goes through a little revisionist history on who invented the van (Benz says it was Benz), it's still a cute take on the history of such an important vehicle in the history of mankind. Yes, the van was and still is important.
I just got into a Mercedes-Benz SLK, set the navigation to home, and it turned on the heater in my house. This is the first step on the path to the future we were promised in all those GM Motoramas so many years ago.
Most Mercedes-Benz owners wouldn't dream of driving their vehicles into the sea, but there's nothing wrong with wanting a little luxury while you're tackling a big wave. And since the carmaker is a sponsor of surfer Garrett McNamara, it teamed up with ad agency BBDO Portugal to design a one-of-a-kind surfboard for him.
How do you get folks to watch a six-minute commercial for Mercedes-Benz? You hire the animators at Production I.G. to produce Next A-Class, a short movie featuring a futuristic city, movable streets, and a food truck whose noodles are legendarily delicious. Oh, and you feature your Mercedes tearing through those…
Mercedes-Benz has announced its plans to fully integrate the the driver's iPhone as well as Siri assistant into future A-Class models. It'll be like having your own personal, mildly-incompetent HAL.
There must be a good reason you'd be in an open air basket 367 feet above the ground. Besides hot air ballooning, you might be standing in a Bronto S-112 HLA, repairing hunchback damage atop the world's most famous cathedral.
The Los Angeles Design Challenge always brings some crazy idea, but this year one in particular caught our attention: The Mercedes-Benz BIOME concept car. It's an eco-friendly, biodegradable, ultra-light hybrid vehicle—which would be custom grown in a lab.
Thanks to the mbrace iPhone app, Benzo owners have long enjoyed the ability to find their vehicles and unlock them from their iPhones. MBbrace 2.0 adds access to M-B's extensive concierge services and more.
It's the ultimate height in personal travel, inspired by Mercedes-Benz's R-Class car series. Unlike their sportscars though, this helicopter can carry eight people in style and has a TV, fridge and requisite cup holders.
The light has been yellow for too long, and you're not making it through the intersection before it's red. But either you don't notice or you don't care. But even though your foot is on the gas, the car brakes.
Jalopnik had the honor of test driving the RENNtech Mercedes C63 AMG SPEC.R. It's a beautiful car, but one of the most interesting features is the radar jamming system built into the rear-view mirror.