At the TecDay "Autonomous Mobility" in Sunnyvale, California, Mercedes-Benz is presenting an outlook on the future with an interior concept for an autonomous luxury saloon as a virtual 360° experience. For the design of the interior the engineers, designers and futurologists have evolved an interdisciplinary scenario and thought through the freedoms that autonomous driving brings: more space, more time, more ways to interact. At the same time, the interior reflects the typical Mercedes interpretation of "Modern Luxury" – generous, elegant and intuitive."With this visionary interior concept we are defining the luxury of the future," observes Gorden Wagener, Head of Design at Daimler AG. "We have achieved a symbiosis of the virtual and real worlds and realised the most intelligent solutions in highly aesthetic design."The pivotal feature of the innovative interior concept is the variable seating system, with four swivelling lounge chairs that allow a face-to-face seat configuration. This enables the front passengers to turn around and talk face to face with the other passengers while on the move. Or to focus their attention towards the front as necessary for manual driving. An extendable steering wheel offers the driver the appropriate options to this end.