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Mercedes 2015 CES Keynote with Chairman Dieter Zetsche

Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, will discuss "the latest advances in autonomous vehicle technology" (according to the CEA's press release) during his CES keynote address.

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    Mention of the potential for Mercedes-Benz Car2Go car sharing service to use autonomous cars
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    Zetsche confident that he can make a business case for autonomous cars
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    Outlying questions: security, legal responsibility and ethical questions
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    'Urbanization is making time and space in the car even more precious'
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    'The time is right to think about the car of the future', but when isn't it?
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    Concept car called Luxury in Motion
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    F 015 Luxury in Motion
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    Mercedes-Benz has a history of using F for its research cars
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    Video of the car, with it approaching a well-dressed gentleman who apparentally summoned it
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    Kind of a wierd-looking space capsule thing
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    Very fluid lines
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    Here is is, driving out onto the stage with a rider inside
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    Wow, crazy futuristic looking, like a silvery lozenge
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    Gary Shapiro just got out of the car
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    Zetsche says the car can drive autonomously or have a human driver
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    I saw stats on the car earlier - it's over 17 feet long, but only 5 feet high
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    Rear haunch of the car reminds me of Audi, but the front looks very unique, the windshield a long pane of glass that becomes the sunroof
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    Blue light bars where the headlights would be
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    Cambot has been summoned back onto the stage
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    Large wheels, maybe 22 inches, pushed out to the far corners of the car
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    Zetsche points out how wheel placement allows more passenger space
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    Oh, and those are 26 inch wheels
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    Zetsche comparing car development to bathroom development, interesting
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    As in bathrooms used to be very specific in purpose, but now can be a place to relax
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    Zetsche draws parallel between horse drawn carriages, where the horse could find its own way back to the barn
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    Blue exterior lights indicate the car is in autonomous driving mode
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    LED lights in the grille follow the path of pedestrians crossing in front, which is kind of creepy
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    The car can project a crosswalk on the street, telling pedestrians it is okay to cross in front
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    Doors of the car are opening carriage style to show the interior
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