Daimler's trade fair exhibition at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (January 8 to 11, 2019) will be focusing fully on the outlook on the future of mobility.
Highlights include the world première of the new Mercedes-Benz CLA, US premières of the battery-electric Mercedes-Benz EQC (combined power consumption:
22.2 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km, provisional figures) as well as the Vision URBANETIC mobility concept plus essential news about the Daimler Trucks' strategy for automated trucks.
Sajjad Khan, Member of the Divisional Board of Mercedes-Benz Cars, CASE and Vice President Digital Vehicle & Mobility, will give an insight into the current developments within the context of the Daimler-wide CASE digitalization strategy – Connected, Autonomous, Shared & Service and Electric Drive. Wilfried Porth, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Human Resources and Director of Labor Relations at Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz Vans, will explaine the future of mobility using Vision URBANETIC as an example.
On Monday, January 7, Daimler Trucks will provide an overview of the most recent company and technology developments at the Keep Memory Alive Center (KMAC) and will announce the company's next steps within the context of automated driving.
The new Mercedes-Benz CLA will be showcased to the global public for the very first time, featuring its evolved MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system. The new Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupé offers a number of clever solutions, from the MBUX Interior Assistant that identifies operation requests on the basis of movements to lend the vehicle interior a certain level of intelligence, to augmented reality for navigation and the ability to understand indirect voice commands as well as ENERGIZING COACH featuring individual fitness recommendations.
The Mercedes-Benz EQC will be celebrating its US première – the first purely battery-electric Mercedes-Benz EQ series production model. The crossover SUV is powered by two electric motors at the front and rear axles with a combined output of 300 kW. Thanks to a sophisticated operating strategy, the EQC delivers an electric range of over 450 km according to NEDC.
The Vision URBANETIC will also be celebrating its US première – a new mobility concept for demand-based, efficient and sustainable mobility. The concept is based on an autonomously driving, electrically driven chassis suitable for bodies intended to transport passengers or cargo. The fully network-compatible Vision URBANETIC forms part of an ecosystem in which logistics companies, local public transport companies as well as private individuals can digitally send their transport requests across urban environments. The show car also demonstrates how an intelligent UI/UX design can maintain the smooth functioning of mobility even without a driver.