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2019-01-08 07:20
Mercedes-Benz CES

Image: Motorpress

Daimler's trade fair exhibition at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas (8 to 11 January 2019) will be the focus on the outlook of the future of mobility.

Highlights include the world première of the new Mercedes-Benz CLA, US premières of the battery-electric Mercedes-Benz EQC as well as the revolutionary Vision Urbanetic mobility concept plus essential news about the Daimler Trucks' strategy for automated trucks.

Technological innovation

The new Mercedes-Benz CLA will be showcased to the global public for the very first time, featuring its evolved MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system, a technological innovation that premièred at CES in 2018.

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New functions have already been added a mere 12 months later. As a result, the new Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupé is not only the most emotional vehicle of its class, it is also a highly intelligent automotive specimen.

The new CLA offers a number of clever solutions, from the MBUX Interior Assistant that identifies operation requests on the basis of movements to lend the vehicle interior a certain level of intelligence, to augmented reality for navigation and the ability to understand indirect voice commands as well as Energizing Coach featuring individual fitness recommendations.

The Mercedes-Benz EQC will be celebrating its US première – the first purely battery-electric Mercedes-Benz EQ series production model as a symbol for the start of a new mobility era at Daimler.

Dynamic performance

Visually, the crossover SUV is a pioneer of avant-garde electric aesthetics, representing an impressive combination of convenience, quality and everyday suitability.

These elements are accompanied by dynamic performance due to two electric motors at the front and rear axles with a combined output of 300kW. With its sophisticated operating strategy, the EQC also delivers an electric range of over 450km according to NEDC (provisional figures).

The Vision Urbanetic, also celebrating its US première, is a completely new mobility concept for demand-based, efficient and sustainable mobility. The visionary concept is based on an autonomously driving, electrically driven chassis suitable for bodies intended to transport passengers or cargo.

The fully network-compatible Vision Urbanetic forms part of an ecosystem in which logistics companies, local public transport companies as well as private individuals can digitally send their transport requests across urban environments.

The concept reduces traffic volume, relieves inner-city infrastructure and contributes to a new, urban quality of life. The show car also demonstrates how an innovative and intelligent UI/UX design can also maintain the smooth functioning of mobility even without a driver.

Mercedes-Benz CES

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