smart vision EQ fortwo Unveiling – Video
The smart vision EQ fortwo showcases a new solution for an individualised, highly flexible and efficient form of local public transport. The fully autonomous, electric-drive study presents a systematic concept for future urban mobility and the carsharing of the future. It picks up passengers directly at their preferred location and has neither steering wheel nor pedals. It is the first vehicle to embody all four elements of the company’s CASE strategy: “Connected”, “Autonomous”, “Shared” and “Electric”.
“The smart vision EQ fortwo has been rethought from the ground up, exclusively for comfortable transport from A to B in the city of the future. It is based on two principles that are actually mutually exclusive – sharing and personalisation. The passenger can pick someone else up along the way and share music, photos and the cost of the ride. That’s our idea of premium carsharing” says Dr. Dieter Zetsche. “To ensure you never have to wait long for a ride, the vehicles will travel in a swarm. Intelligent algorithms and artificial intelligence analyse usage patterns to ensure that the swarm moves at the right time to where vehicles will be needed.”