7 December 2017

Teaser event shows next Sprinter dashboards

These are three levels of dashboard that will be available in the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van, which will launch in Ireland towards the middle of next year, writes Brian Byrne.

They were shown at an event in Stuttgart on Monday which discussed the future of delivery systems against a background of an expected continuation of the boom in parcels deliveries that have resulted from online sales platforms like Amazon.

The new Sprinter, the third generation, has been designed as the central component of a so-called 'holistic delivery solution' vision of an integrated transport system to be offered by Mercedes-Benz to its customers.

The head of Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles, Volker Morninweg, said the Sprinter will have the ability to be 'a completely connected van as part of the Internet of Things'.

Some 3.3m units of the Sprinter have been sold since it was first launched in 1995, and it sells in 130 countries.