Mercedes has been pushing the technology envelope for years, urged on by the internal initiative to be the first to market with new, leading-edge features. This uncharacteristically swoopy concept vehicle unveiled in Tokyo showcases not only design, but explores next-generation technology integration. Standout items include electronic accelerator and brake pedals that, among other things, increase interior legroom over traditional, mechanical pedals. An innovative "multivision" display provides a reconfigurable instrument display and programmable control center. A semitransparent mirror allows the computerized images to superimpose over one another, or be combined. Ultrasonic technology is used to direct navigation, news, and information at only the driver, leaving the passengers undisturbed. Other technologies include laser-based night vision and a hybrid diesel-electric powertrain.