Mercedes-Benz Vision Golf Cart Is Rolling Country Club
- The Mercedes-Benz Vision Golf Cart, which was unveiled during the British Open Championship, gets a carlike look, an iPad docking station, a retractable lightning rod and a "fore" button.
- The "fore" button sends a warning to all other golf cars within the danger zone so they can issue a warning signal as well.
- A small refrigerator is tucked under the center console and there's even an onboard air-conditioning system.
STUTTGART, Germany — The Mercedes-Benz Vision Golf Cart, which was unveiled during the British Open Championship, gets a carlike look, an iPad docking station, a retractable lightning rod and a "fore" button.
The futuristic golf cart is essentially a rolling country club, carrying players in the utmost comfort. The cart's features enable golfers to order drinks and food in a snap and monitor weather conditions with radar.
"I was very inspired by the idea of designing a golf cart, giving it a new shape and new sorts of meaning," said Gorden Wagener, Daimler AG vice president of design, in a statement.
The electric golf cart, which was created in part by golf fans from around the world who submitted their ideas to the company, gets plenty of cues from Mercedes-Benz cars, including a diamond grille.
A joystick enables either passenger to drive the car. A head-up display shows the course layout, current status of the game and weather conditions. The iPad connection features a digital scorecard.
"One wish that came up time and time again, irrespective of country or language, was the possibility of being able to use a telephone," said Daimler.
The golf cart gets Bluetooth "to allow telephone calls to be made via the loudspeaker system while on the move," the automaker noted.
Unlike most traditional golf carts, the Mercedes-Benz version includes an air-conditioning system and the Airscarf neck-level heating system borrowed from the Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster.
The special golf cart can carry two golf bags and is road legal, due to such features as turn indicators and LED headlights.
Edmunds says: Mercedes-Benz says there are no production plans for this outrageous golf cart at this point.