Mercedes-Benz recently unveiled their new research and development center in San Jose, California. The building is a prominent, three-story think space for its brightest minds to develop top notch user interface and software engineering to create a seamless integration with the driver and the technology in the mobile industry.
Inside, the lobby showcases upcoming tech and interactive experiences for visitors to get an idea of the engineering insight of the company's near 300 employees. Each storey is dressed in bright hues to indicate differing floors while adorned with whiteboard and glass canvases on every surface imaginable. The on-segregated atmosphere promotes a distraction-free environment for ideas to be exchanged seamlessly through each research department.
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Just a few years ago, the majority of cars were manuals. Automatic gearboxes were seriously expensive and a luxury only the wealthy could afford. Over time, as with so many other things, prices came down, and automatic cars went mainstream, especially in the US. Today, most people drive an automatic, something that was unthinkable forty years ago, just like it was unthinkable that most people would have airbags. But it happened, nonetheless. Read more
It’s a sad fact that car accidents are very common all around the world, and one of the leading causes of death, even in developed nations. It’s also an unfortunate fact that the large majority of traffic collisions are caused by human error in some way. While most people will stick to road laws and drive carefully, there’s no such thing as a perfect driver. Here are some of the most common causes of car accidents, and how you can avoid them. Read more