German luxury auto manufacturer Mercedes-Benz is ready to take on 2015, and is starting off the first full week of the new year with a keynote speech.
The Annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is scheduled for Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas, with the first events kicking off today. As the website for the event describes, more than 140 countries are represented by over 35,000 international attendees each year, creating “the world’s gathering place for innovation.”
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Tonight, at 8:00 pm PST, Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG/Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, will be delivering a keynote speech addressing “autonomous vehicle technology and its impact on society, mobility and environment.” In the process, will be unveiling the marque’s latest concept car to the world – a follow up to their Nov. 18 preview of an autonomous driving concept.
A series of photos and videos posted to Mercedes-Benz’s Facebook page beginning Dec. 30 hint at what this new concept may look like, using the hashtag #mbCES. “The future will be bolder than you’ve ever imagined,” the first picture told us, while a mini-album told us on Jan. 2, “Get ready for a glimpse of the future.”
Two videos have been posted as well, each showing a conversation between CGI robots. The first, posted Jan. 3, jokes that “Need for Speed Next Generation is gonna suck,” since most cars in the future will drive themselves.
What do you think about autonomous driving? Will you relax in the driver’s seat, or stick with manual for as long as possible? Let us know in the comments below.
(Source: Facebook, CESweb.org)