23 de julho de 2013

Meet the Mercedes-Benz Vision Golf Cart. Doesn't look boring like the other golf carts

At the beginning of the year, Mercedes gave the opportunity to hundreds of golf and automobile fans from around the world to submit their ideas of what a Mercedes golf cart should look like. Mercedes then choose the best, innovative and most unusual ideas and gave the winners an exclusive invitation as VIP guests to the Open Championship.

Those ideas were put together in the form of the Mercedes-Benz Vision Golf Cart but most likely it will never be produced, even if there is a lot of interest from golf players.

The Mercedes-Benz Vision Golf Cart is powered by a battery that is charged by a solar module integrated into the roof or it can be manually charged like a conventional golf cart. Unfortunately, nothing was revealed about acceleration and top speed, but i am sure it is faster than most golf carts.

This electric vehicle is driven by a joystick mounted on the center console, meaning both passengers can drive it. The center console also has a multimedia panel that includes a rotatable docking station for an iPad or iPhone, and a USB interface. From here you can control several of the golf cart functions, like the loudspeakers, the air-conditioning system, the head-up display, the music system or the communication system, that allows you to talk with the clubhouse, so you can order drinks or food, or with other golf carts.

There is also a head-up display integrated into the windscreen. In it, we can see the course layout, the current status of the game or weather information. Beneath the windscreen, we find the digital speedometer. Of course, this golf cart has room for two golf bags, but there is also several other storage compartments for your sunglasses, golf balls and scorecards. There is also a small fridge beneath the center console.

It can be driven on normal roads thanks to the addition of indicators, tail lights and LED headlamps. The headlamps also allow you to play at night since they have a floodlight function.

Source: Mercedes