Right here in the centre of the booming city, built on the roots of an ancient culture, is where undreamed opportunities for design visionaries await. The importance of the Chinese market and its impact on design trends and mobility solutions are growing constantly. With the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Center in Beijing, inaugurated in 2011, the brand reaffirms its goal of shaping the automotive design of tomorrow. However, the international team of designers is not only interested in inventing the production models of the coming years, but also in reinventing mobility for the long-term future. The designers specifically draw upon the inspiring clash between furious growth and millennia-old culture. At the same time, this also gives rise to the necessity to think ahead: the steady growth has resulted in congested streets, a lack of parking spaces and smog that hangs over the city like a tenacious haze. Intelligent and forward-looking mobility design is needed here and in other megacities as well.