Shock: F700 heralds radical Mercedes-Benz future
Crystal ball: F700's drastic new exterior could hint at future Benz designs.
A RADICAL new-look concept car presented at this week's Frankfurt motor show opening exposes future Mercedes-Benz styling cues and technology for the first time. The F700, dubbed a research car, is not only testing reaction to cutting-edge styling themes, but also provides a glimpse at new technology that could define the future of the petrol combustion engine. One of the most interesting technological features is its control system that uses a computer assistant or “avatar” for help with complex input operations – think the Hal-9000 ship computer from 2001 Space Odyssey, but without the attitude. ...continued