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2016 W213 Mercedes E-Class Taillights Revealed, Allegedly Adapt to Ambient Light

Nearly all phones can adapt the lighting of the screen to compensate for ambient luminosity. They use LEDs, so why can't we have the same thing on the Mercedes-Benz E-Class?
2016 W213 Mercedes E-Class Taillights Revealed, Allegedly Adapts to Ambient Light 4 photos
2016 W213 Mercedes E-Class Taillights Revealed, Allegedly Adapts to Ambient Light2016 W213 Mercedes E-Class Taillights Revealed, Allegedly Adapts to Ambient Light2016 W213 Mercedes E-Class Taillights Revealed, Allegedly Adapts to Ambient Light
This is allegedly the taillight of the new E-Class sedan, which the Germans are very proud of. And why shouldn't they be? It's supposed to do all sorts of tricks.

The design revealed in these three photos from Mercedes-Benz Passion is hardly surprising. It could easily pass for the cluster of the C- or S-Class. However, the graphics are slightly different.

Crucially, this brings a huge change in design at the back of the E-Class. The current model has very broad taillights that extend onto the taillights. By changing this, Mercedes is moving from its original design language that can be traced back many decades.

The party trick is that the lights are dimmed to 80% brightness at night and 60% when the car is stopped. This not only reduces energy consumption but also cuts the glare experienced by other motorists. Plus, it's something you can tell all your friends about!

This isn't the only trick, though. Mercedes has previously revealed that that W213 E-Class will be available with a system that allows remote parking. Basically, you get out of the car and tell it to park using your smartphone as a remote. The vehicle then guides itself into a bay using the existing sensor array.

And you can bet all your money that semi-autonomous technology will also allow it to stick to an autobahn lane or adapt to changing traffic speeds without your input.

 

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