Mercedes-Benz is showcasing the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class Fit & Healthy at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Here are the concept vehicle's live images from the show.
Fit & Healthy is Mercedes-Benz's project designed to improve the well-being and fitness of passengers. Through the development of this project, the interior of future cars from Mercedes-Benz will offer a greater amount of relaxation and focus higher on the health of the passengers.
In the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class Fit & Healthy concept, there is a slew of systems handling comfort functions like fragrancing, massage, ambient light, ionisation and climate control to relax the passengers. Inside the vehicle, passengers can experience Active seat and deep massage, as well as carry out some fitness exercises during a driving break. The steering wheel has a sensor system to measure vital data with real values. Mercedes-Benz is also a go with the idea of having a smart wearable device such as the "health watch" from Philips for this function. This watch can monitor the heart rate and inform the user about their activity behaviour and sleep rhythm.
Parent company Daimler announced in January that it is entering into a strategic cooperation with the Philips to advance wearable-based data acquisition in vehicles in a joint research project with series production shortly. From this month, new Mercedes S-Class customers have the option of a new feature called ENERGIZING comfort control. It links various comfort systems in the vehicle together and also incorporates the ambience lighting.
A 2017 Mercedes S-Class equipped with Energizing comfort control has six programmes to enhance the well-being and performance of its occupants: Freshness, Warmth, Vitality, Joy, Comfort and Training. All the programmes run for ten minutes and visuals on the head unit with colour graphics run along with them. Suitable music runs in the background. The tracks are not necessarily those from the preloaded collection. If personal music selections are available, the system analyzes them in the background and assigns them to a programme smartly as per the BPM count. The user can deactivate individual functions of the programmes.
The optional extended ambience lighting is also a key part of ENERGIZING comfort control. It adds lighting highlights on various elements. It creates mood lighting in an artistic way by composing colour worlds from different colours. 64 colours, ten colour worlds and three different lighting zones work on uplifting the mood of the occupants. There is an option to temporarily replace the colour worlds with special effects. Consider a special lighting atmosphere welcoming the driver for instance. Additionally, the climate control system adjusts the temperature according to the colour of the ambience lighting. The user can set the brightness of the LEDs, which adapts variably, in five levels and four zones.