Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the Vision Golf Cart, which is the result of a competition in which golf and car fans submitted ideas for a Mercedes-Benz golf cart of the future.
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the Vision Golf Cart, which is the result of a competition in which golf and car fans submitted ideas for a Mercedes-Benz golf cart of the future. Building on the basis provided by these ideas and concepts, and due consideration to the Mercedes-Benz design strategy, the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Center in Carlsbad, California, developed the Mercedes-Benz Vision Golf Cart. The cart combines the aspects of Mercedes-Benz vehicles with the functionality of a golf cart.
The Mercedes Vision Golf Cart is powered by an electric motor and lithium-ion battery that gets its power from the sun via a solar module integrated into the roof. Manual charging is available and the Golf Cart is controlled by a joystick mounted on the center console, making it possible for either passenger to drive the golf cart.
“It has the latest in modern technology. Using touch screen monitors, virtually all aspects of the cart can be controlled without extra buttons. Simplicity is the key. Intuition and pure form can maybe best describe the cart”, says Margarete Wies, Head of the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Center in Carlsbad, California.
The interior draws inspiration from the design of a Mercedes-Benz car. The seats like they are straight of an Mercedes convertible are heated as well as ventilated. The Vision Golf Cart also gets the AIRSCARF neck-level heating system, first introduced in 2011 in the new SLK Roadster.
In addition to its use on the golf course, the golf cart is also able to run on normal roads. The designers have, for example, also included all the vital features such as indicators, headlamps and tail lights. Thanks to the LED headlamps, play can also continue when the light starts to fail, as they include a floodlight function.