No steering wheel, you drive it with a joystick. No pedals either.Can you drive with a joystick? Your kids and grandkids probably can.The influence of video games in our lives has really arrived, wouldn’t you say?
Origins: These images of a futuristic “new Mercedes-Benz SCL600″ automobile — including technical innovations such as a joystick in place of a steering wheel, a video monitor in place of a rear-view mirror, and swiveling gull-wing doors — are difficult to classify as “true” or “false.” They are genuine photographs of a real car, but that car was constructed as a research vehicle, not as something to be made available for purchase by consumers (although some of its features may have been, or soon may be, incorporated into commercially-available models), and it isn’t really “new” (in a technological sense), as it was introduced over ten years ago.
The above-displayed photos are pictures of DaimlerChrysler’s F 200 concept study, produced by the Mercedes-Benz design team and unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in 1996 to show off “groundbreaking systems for improving safety and comfort in passenger cars” and demonstrate “just how technical innovations could open up new avenues for the styling of future top-of-the-range cars.” The full DaimlerChrysler press release described the vehicle thusly.