Teasers are and effective and time-tested way for automakers to build excitement for their announcements, and that’s what Mercedes-Benz is hoping to achieve with it’s latest teaser, which the German automaker posted on its official Facebook page. The general consensus is that this new vehicle will be the company’s first autonomous vehicle prototype, which it’s be unveiling at CES 2015.
It was over two months ago that we spotted a mysterious cloaked prototype said to belong to Mercedes, but we didn’t know much about it at the time. And we still don’t, but at least the German automaker has given us an idea of what to look forward to. Released on Facebook is this teaser image showing a silhouette of what appears to be that same concept car. The image is accompanied only by these few words: “The future will be bolder than you’ve ever imagined” and tagged by an accompanying #mbCES – which tells us only that, a) it’s futuristic, which we already knew, and b) that it’s coming to the CES, set to be held around a week from now in Las Vegas. The sleek one-box design appears to have some sort of appendage atop its roof – just the kind of periscope that might house, say, some cameras – leading to speculation that the idea behind this concept would be to showcase autonomous driving technology. We’d also be surprised if it weren’t electric powered and – given the backdrop for its reveal – all the technology Daimler can throw at it.