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Time travel on the Strip

night is When it's in Las Vegas, it is difficult to distinguish between reality and fiction. Because even if the luck at the gaming tables is close enough to touch, Fortuna rarely the honor. And just because you suddenly have the Eiffel tower in front of the nose, not a long time in Paris. Even on the road, you can't believe his eyes, at least not during CES – the popular Consumer Electronics Show, which ended on Friday. Because then it is as if the PS industry just a few years forwards, and the legendary "Strip" is to the catwalk for the technology of the future.

Tiered seats

on this night, it is the Mercedes Urbanetic is the breaking of the boundaries between desire and reality, and the night owls in the future, public-individual transport kidnapped. Three months after the world premiere in Hanover, he buzzes electrically connected via the six-lane Casino highway and steals all of the many stretch limousines as the Look at how the buses and numerous taxis, the push yourself in the morning to two in the step tempo at the Ceasars Palace or demVenetian over.

And he is not alone with its eye-catching Design, reminiscent of the architecture of Zarah Hadid's. But, above all, with his technique: those Who book the Urbanetic with the corresponding App, which is picked up on the spot and not dare, at the latest, then his eyes, when the doors open. Because except for maybe a couple of other passengers in this Bus, no one else on Board, no driver.

a steering Wheel and pedals in vain, and there, where the Chauffeur sat in, is now mounted in a convenient Bank, on the three passengers. There are five as in the Sauna to top tiered seats even more comfortable leather levels and in the middle of four standing places for passengers to stay on Board.

The journey itself proves to be in this night of spectacular spectacular. Firstly, the Urbantic moves so slowly that even the legislator omitted to fasten your seat belts, and, secondly, it goes on the Strip and most of the time straight ahead, and the third one is used to from the Bus anyway, a relatively Autonomous Driving. Finally, it provides there is also a foreign intelligence – whether it is now of human nature, or is artificially generated.

Although the silver vehicle fits perfectly on the Strip, because it is not noticeable and all the attention, because it could be an effective remedy for the duration of a traffic jam on the Boulevard, and because the night is so much going on that there is likely to be around the clock, plenty of passengers for the Robo-Shuttle.

More vehicles

But a property of the Urbanetic remains on track. Finally, the design piece is not only an Autonomous minibus, but several vehicles in one: as soon As the demand for the people is abating transport, rolled out of the Mercedes for the morning, a changing station and within a few minutes the building trade. Is known to you? Properly, the Zurich-based mobility Visionary Frank M. Rinderknecht has invented it with his Rinspeed Snap. As Rinderknecht, the Swabians have integrated the technology for the drive and Autonomous Driving in the as a Skateboard constructed soil group. Just a minibus with a futuristic cabin of the Urbanetic will dare to box the Rimowa-Design of distributed Autonomous package.

So Mercedes wants to provide its customers more efficiency, because you can use the car then, 24-hours a day, and at the same time, the number of vehicles on the roads will reduce. In theory this is a good idea, in practice however, it is doomed to Failure. At least in Las Vegas. Because there is day and night is so much foot people on the street, that parcel would remain forever. But Mercedes thinks not only in Las Vegas, but also in Zürich, Berlin or London – at the latest when, in addition to the engineers, the authorities are so far, that the Robo-Shuttle, may be trusted in the reality. And not only when it is night in Las Vegas.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 14.01.2019, 17:29 PM

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