Mercedes-Benz’s All-New EQS is a Luxurious Sensory Experience

Innovations abound within the company's first-ever ground-up electric vehicle

“It’s a new era at Mercedes-Benz,” says Ola Källenius, the company’s chairman, about the new Mercedes-Benz EQS luxury sedan—the company’s first ground-up electric car and the most important launch in the brand’s recent history. Developed with the DNA debuted five years ago in their Concept EQ, it’s built on the company’s new electric-only modular platform that all models will be using moving forward and is the …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The first-ever Disability Futures Fellows program, clever interior ideas, sound design in EVs and more

New Studies Find Many Genes Influence Left- or Right-Handedness Scientists have long-posited that one single gene may determine whether a person is left- or right-handed (the latter, of course, being dominant, with 90% of people favoring their right). This theory does take into account the fact that environment factors (including geography and culture) likely play a critical role, too. Now, however, several studies involving millions …

Audi Embraces EV Sound Design With New e-tron GT Soundtrack

Audi’s new e-tron GT teaser presents insight on the importance of sound design for electric vehicles. The complex task (creating effects that replace traditional car noises like idling, acceleration, gear-shifting and more) has been handled independently by the carmaker—helmed by sound engineers Rudolf Halbmeir and Stephan Gsell. The new video, called “Some hear a car, we hear the future,” offers a little behind-the-scenes look (and …