BTS 19: Mercedes-Benz – Mirror, Mirror!

By: Steve Brooks, Photography by: Steve Brooks and Nathan Duff

Mirrorless concept catches the eye; SoloStar sparkes

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So what’s missing from this truck?

Mirrors, of course.

Or, at least, mirrors as we know them.

Star attraction on an exceptionally professional and popular Mercedes-Benz stand was the first sight of an advanced model featuring a swag of new developments and currently undergoing a comprehensive validation program.

Top of the list is MirrorCam; a design that uses aerodynamic cameras connected to two large screens on the A-pillars in the cab that dramatically boost driver vision.

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Really clever, and a vast improvement on the big, traditional mirror housings which severely limit driver vision at roundabouts and the like.

Read how news of the mirrorless concept broke, here

Another big attraction from Benz was its SoloStar concept truck, showcasing a dramatically reworked interior design with big improvements in overall bunk comfort and driver convenience.

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Again, clever!

In fact, clever enough to prompt a plea to take the truck for an overnight stroll in the not-too-distant future.

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