Design of the future – the Future Truck 2025.
The philosophy of Sensual Purity.
In terms of design, the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 study combines function, efficiency and emotion in a fascinating way. It adheres to the Mercedes-Benz design philosophy of Sensual Purity. Inside and outside, the exceptional visual appearance symbolises the great leap from classic truck to autonomous transport vehicle of the future. Extending the front section allows soft, aerodynamically flowing forms to be created. Visual effects from the paintwork in light silver emphasise the enticingly smooth contours.
Compact cameras replace conventional exterior mirrors. Its windscreen resembles a visor. The study’s integral sun screen and aero roof have a distinctive form.
The front mask comes alive when the engine is started.
Featuring signature Mercedes-Benz style, the design is composed around the star as the central element. While at a standstill with the engine switched off the front mask is closed. Classic elements such as the headlamps seem to be missing at first glance. The Future Truck 2025 comes to life when the engine starts. LEDs illuminate the surfaces and light up the paintwork. The front mask gleams and LED bulbs shine instead of conventional headlamps to the left and right in the bumper. Orange flashing lights indicate when the truck is changing direction. When the truck is driving autonomously, the colour of the lights changes from white to blue. They then pulsate strongly and clearly indicating the vehicle’s current operating mode to other road users.
Purist design and perfect craftsmanship.
The sensual purity of the Future Truck 2025’s calming design is also reflected by the interior, which is compelling as the focus is on essential functions and the design is almost puristic. Wood flows from the floor to the control panel. The dark finish is strongly grained, open-pore and has a naturally aged effect. The control panel is calm and uncluttered, with displays separating instruments and the exterior mirrors. The support for the control panel is clad in leather.
Perfect craftsmanship and build quality sit side by side with the functional character of the truck’s technical features. Exciting lighting effects inside the cab also underline the distinctive character of the Future Truck 2025.
The workplace of the future.
When the truck is travelling autonomously, the driver may recline their seat and also turn it by 45 degrees into the space. To communicate from the future workplace the driver uses a tablet computer. Here the driver can process documents or schedule further destinations.
The computer screen can be configured to suit individual requirements, also enabling the driver to call up all key trip data. On long routes driven autonomously, the tablet computer becomes as crucial as the steering wheel and pedals are otherwise.
At home on the road.
The Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 ushers in a new way of working in the cab of a long-distance truck. As an overall concept it combines the high-tech driver’s area of the future with a state-of-the-art, paperless office and a living room. The driver in the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 feels at home even when on the move thanks to the digital picture frame on the cab’s rear panel: here personal photographs of family or a past holiday scroll through on the screen. Despite all its functionality and efficiency, this high-tech truck also shows emotion.