Friday, January 8, 2016

This amazing Mercedes can morph its body to be more efficient

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Mercedes’ sleek-looking “Concept Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile” made its US debut at CES this week — and it got a tech upgrade for its big premiere.

The company showed off an enhanced interface and user experience design inside the car at the show, which had previously not been seen.

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Mercedes partnered with the chip maker Nvidia and The Foundry, a creative software firm, to show 3D renderings in the car in real-time. The car includes Nvidia Drive, the company's new artificial intelligence supercomputer for cars.

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The IAA concept, which was first revealed at the Frankfurt Auto Show last year, is a four-door coupe that can change shapes at high-speeds to reduce drag and drive more efficiently.

When the car hits 50 miles per hour, it basically morphs into a different form.

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The car is also decked out with a wireless networking system that enables it to communicate with other cars so that it can do things like warn other vehicles about accidents or traffic.