The Vision Tokyo is the latest trailblazing spatial experience to come from Mercedes-Benz aimed at Generation Z. The concept tells of a future that demands less of the driver and offers more relaxed comfort. Power comes from a hybrid hydrogen fuel cell and inductive electric charging system that give it a theoretical zero-emissions range of over 600 miles.
Building on the tradition of silver bullet concept cars—like the Mercedes Vision Ener-G-Force and the AMG Vision Gran Turismo, the Vision Tokyo has a familial resemblance to Mercedes‘s other autonomous lounge-pod, the F 015 Luxury in Motion concept. Like the F 015, the Vision Tokyo is a van-like one-box design, wearing a brushed-stainless Alubeam silver hue.
One look at the lozenge-like shape should tell you that the design is all about the interior space. The driving station – should it be needed – offers a clean dashboard with HUD-only instruments and a central driving position with unobstructed view through the wraparound windscreen. The cabin is clearly focused, however, on the lounging occupants more than on the driver. Accessed via a single, giant gullwing door, the approach is closer to that of a mobile lounge space than a traditional automotive interior, with a wraparound sofa, some manner of high-tech 3D game projected in the middle, and a wide infotainment screen on the inside of the door.
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