"As our projects are often not only addressing an issue that lies a long way off in the future, but are also so novel that nothing comparable exists at this time, we are effectively forecasting developments and trends. Ideally we are leading the way ahead, as visionaries," explains Vera Schmidt, Head of the Digital Car Department. For this reason she has really enjoyed working on DICE. Looking ahead, she foresees an automotive robot that can take care of various tasks such as washing the car, parking the car, driving the car to the garage, as totally feasible. She is also particularly enthusiastic about the concept of developing open-topped, moving spaces. It’s no wonder: a free spirit feels most at home in wide open spaces. Or in one of the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Centers around the world.