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Mercedes-Benz F-CELL concept drived by joystick

By luanpa in | February 10, 2010 | Comments Off on Mercedes-Benz F-CELL concept drived by joystick

Mercedes-Benz F-CELL concept is built by a team of 150 trainees of Daimler AG at the Sindelfingen. which features a unique fiberglass front section, large spoked wheels, and also carbon-fiber bucket seats with hand-stitched leather covers. the design is inspired by the F1 race cars.

For about a year, more than 150 trainees and dual education system students worked on the overall concept, development, assembly, and completion of the Mercedes F-CELL Roadster. This project involved junior employees from the fields of automotive mechatronics, model-building, electronics, coating technology, manufacturing mechanics, product design, and interior appointments. The prime objective of the project was to integrate the topic of alternative drive systems into training with hands-on experience.

Mercedes F-CELL Roadster concept uniquely combines state-of-the-art technologies with the history of vehicle construction. As an allusion to the Benz Patent Motor Car from 1886, the vehicle is fitted with large spoked wheels. Moreover, the Mercedes F-CELL Roadster incorporates stylistic elements from diverse eras of automotive history, such as the carbon-fiber bucket seats with hand-stitched leather covers and the distinctively styled fiberglass front section, based on the component from the Formula One racing bolides.

This concept  is controlled with drive-by-wire technology, and a joystick takes the place of a conventional steering wheel. It is Powered by a 1.2 kW fuel cell system located at the rear, F-CELL Roadster will reach its top speed at 25 km/h and has a range of 350 km.

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