LIKE A ROBOT UBER

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

THE Daim­ler Group launched the smart vi­sion EQ fortwo con­cept ve­hi­cle to show how au­tonomous driv­ing could make fu­ture car shar­ing even more con­ve­nient, sim­ple and eco­nom­i­cally ef­fi­cient.

The smart vi­sion EQ has no steer­ing wheel or ped­als, but it does not need them. Thanks to swarm in­tel­li­gence and au­tonomous driv­ing, the smart vi­sion EQ is the kind of car that will fetch its pas­sen­gers at their cho­sen lo­ca­tion — like a robot Uber.

The swarm in­tel­li­gence pro­gram­ming comes with pre­dictabil­ity of de­mand, which will in­crease the chance of the smart be­ing nearby when needed.

The EQ was one of over 10 new elec­tric cars shown at the 2017 Frank­furt In­ter­na­tional Mo­tor Show. All are set to go into se­ries pro­duc­tion at Mercedes-Benz Cars by 2022.

PHOTO: DAIM­LER

The smart vi­sion EQ has a cabin de­void of a steer­ing wheel or ped­als.

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