This odd looking machine from the Daimler group is the future. The Smart Vision fortwo (2 seater) is the firm’s vision for future mobility.
The autonomous concept car has no steering wheel or pedals and is designed to local public transport. It picks people up and drops them off directly from and to their chosen location. Much like a 46A bus you can personalise the black panel grille or the large projection surfaces on the side to your name, journey or whatever.
Daimler tells us “CASE stands for the strategic pillars of connectivity (Connected), autonomous driving (Autonomous), flexible use (Shared & Services) and electric drive systems (Electric).”
“The smart vision EQ fortwo is our vision of future urban mobility; it is the most radical car sharing concept car of all: fully autonomous, with maximum communication capabilities, friendly, comprehensively personalisable and, of course, electric,” says smart CEO Annette Winkler. “With the smart vision EQ fortwo, we are giving a face to the themes with which Mercedes-Benz Cars describes the vision of future mobility within the CASE strategy.”
This is one car I’ll be all over when it appears in the flesh at the 2017 IAA motor show in Frankfurt.