A laboratory technician gently strokes a plant that just sprouted from the soil. Once the small plant is fully grown, it is to be transformed into a fully biodegradable chassis. And fuel. For it grows from a seed that has been genetically programmed specifically for this purpose – in a Mercedes-Benz nursery. This is what the future might look like or something similar to it. That is to say, the transportation of tomorrow, in this case in the form of a BIOME, if it were up to the designers at the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Center in Carlsbad, USA. The oldest of all Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Centers outside the factory opened in 1990. For the employees the opportunity of being able to work on the development of future mobility concepts is a privilege.
The typical California lifestyle influences the location as much as the proximity to Hollywood. As a result, Carlsbad is home to a very special form of creativity that also leaves its marks on the design of the Mercedes-Benz production vehicles.