Mercedes Benz SCL600 – No Steering, No Pedals

This is the new Mercedes Benz SCL600.

This car is really different.
No steering wheel, you drive it with a joystick. No pedals either.
Can you drive with a joystick? Your kids probably can.
The influence of Video game in our lives has really arrived?



66 Comments

  1. TheCougar

    October 24, 2008 at 11:23 am

    I think this car is a fantastic new idea that could possibly revolutionize the driving experience for every human on Earth. Also a revised drivers test would be required for people who bought these new cars and offering a new test would not be cost effective. And also James, did you ever get a chance to test drive this car? At first glance I didn’t see the other control on the driver’s side door. I think that would be hard to drive if you only had one arm. But all in all I like the car. Exept the rims. haha

  2. brian

    December 4, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    wi fi is in everything, and the safety is not the issue.as a tech for harley we have wi fi thottle on the bikes-the sad part is,WHAT HAPPENED TO SHIFTING GEARS?an automatic trans is nice for traffic but if you like to drive and OH IF YOU CAN’T DRIVE A MANUAL TRANS YOU SHOULD HAVE YOUR LICENCE REVOKED OR FORCED TO TAKE A COURSE!!!!nice job benz!if others haven’t learned yet 1st gets the money.ALL ABOUT BUCKS!!GET THAT BUCK!!

  3. KATHERINE

    December 10, 2008 at 11:55 am

    i luv dis car i bet a cud drive it bettta dan ma paretns aswell . BUT SERIOUSLY HOW MUCH IS THIS THING?????????

  4. deebee

    January 14, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Brett is correct. This car is hardly “new”. The photographs of the Mercedes-Benz SCL600 were actually taken over 10 years ago at the Paris Motor Show in 1996. It was actually a concept car of Daimler-Chrysler’s F200, produced by the Mercedes-Benz design team. The car never made it into production (obviously), but some of the elements have been tested in other models by Daimler-Chrysler.

    More information about this car’s origin can be found on Snopes:

    http://www.snopes.com/photos/automobiles/newmercedes.asp

  5. Barry

    June 4, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Great concept but needs work. Joystick is a cool idea, but driving one-handed isn’t. The joystick needs to be mobile, ie you can pull it out and shunt it to either side.

    KartKid.

    “i think they are the controls/buttons are the same on both sides to account for if the driver is left or right handed.. not necessarily so either passenger or driver could drive it”

    MATE whoever is driving BECOMES the driver and is no longer the passenger…

  6. SIPHO

    July 2, 2009 at 8:34 am

    thissss is offfff theeee planet

  7. Sunny

    September 14, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    No one is telling me what this beauty costs?????
    Does ANYONE know?
    Sunny in Houston

  8. Joumasepoes

    January 1, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    It’s friggin ugly. And a little impractical. But yay for trying, Mercedes.

  9. Ryan

    February 26, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    I like to think of my self as an avid gamer, and i would never ever drive a car that has a joy stick.

    I like my steering wheel and gas pedal.

  10. arsh

    June 15, 2010 at 8:55 am

    I am going to buy this soon.
    i am waiting for it to arrive in India.

  11. magnu

    June 20, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    its a stupid car, iv been in it and the automatic boot takes about 5 minutes just to fully open. Too bad i didnt crash into it when i was driving behind it as well on merecedes’s track

  12. jsanch1

    November 2, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Whoah! they screwed it though, they should’ve made it more streamlined, not have all the controls just ready to distract the driver

  13. anushree

    March 15, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    dis car iz AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. cool kid

    March 30, 2011 at 6:12 am

    wow

  15. cool kid

    April 4, 2011 at 8:23 am

    IT IS A NICE car but how much did it cost

  16. bigoy

    December 22, 2011 at 12:35 am

    seriously… how much dose this thing cost

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