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Mercedes-Benz – The history of the transporter cockpit

Just like the workplace of truck drivers, the evolution of the van cockpit reflects the technical progress made over the decades. The new generation of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter today demonstrates in a special way how drivers and co-drivers alike can efficiently and ergonomically perform their tasks in great comfort. Keyless Start, powerful air-conditioning systems, back-friendly seats, as well as the optional 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission and the MBUX multimedia system are just a few details with which the Sprinter relieves strain on its users day in, day out. However, the van driver's workplace in the first delivery vans looked more like a coachman's seat, plus these ancestral predecessors of today's light-duty commercial vehicles even drove like horse-drawn coaches. The spartan driver's workplace on the outside of the vehicle developed only very slowly into the modern cockpit with numerous comfort features familiar from passenger cars.

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