Stories


Innovation

Stories


Innovation

    Who is Mercedes? Discover the history of Mercedes-Benz.

    A black and white photograph of the Mercedes 35 HP

    Did you know Mercedes-Benz was named after a person? To commemorate 120 years of our brand, we explore where it all began.

    5 May 2020
     

    Inside in-car gaming.

    Two people sitting in a car

    As autonomous driving technology develops, so does in-car gaming. We look at the development of these entertainment systems.

    30 April 2020

    The best Mercedes-Benz concept cars of the last decade.

    The Mercedes-Benz BIOME car

    Concept cars are made to demonstrate what the car of the future could look like. These five Mercedes-Benz vehicles inspired our imaginations when they were revealed to the public.

    8 April 2020
     

    Composting plastic: winemaker Jordy Kay reveals his new invention.

    A hand holding a tube of cling wrap

    On a mission to save the environment, a young winemaker invents the world’s first certified compostable and biodegradable stretch wrap.

    8 April 2020

    How artificial intelligence is contributing to the car of the future.

    The Mercedes-Benz F 015 concept car projecting a pedestrian crossing on the road as a person walks in front of the car.

    The way we drive has changed dramatically over the last decade, thanks to advancements in artificial technology. So how is AI improving our drive?

    1 March 2020

    Mercedes-Benz EQC x R&B star The Weeknd.

    eqc-mercedes

    Grammy award-winning R&B artist The Weeknd stars alongside the first production electric vehicle from Mercedes-Benz, the EQC, in a special campaign that not only looks forward to an exciting all-electric future, but also casts a respectful glance at the company’s storied past.

    10 February 2020

    Future living: the best smart home technology of 2020.

    Someone holding a mobile phone to control smart devices in their kitchen.

    Here at Mercedes-Benz, we’re excited by the technology and design innovations that are changing our lifestyles for the better.

    10 February 2019

     

    In conversation with Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff.

    Toto Wolff and Lewis Hamilton on stage with Tom Clarkson

    The six-time world champion and his Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1® team boss opened up to an intimate audience at Mercedes me Store Melbourne as a kick off to the 2019 Formula 1® season.

    1 March 2019

    Garrett McNamara drops in at Mercedes me Store Melbourne

    Garrett McNamara posing with a surfboard in front of a Mercedes-Benz

    The world’s foremost big wave surfer regaled fans with stories about his record-breaking adventures.

    1 October 2018  

    The new A-Class leads the charge into an exciting future.

    Dave Thornton, Ally Watson, Cameron McEvoy and Jerry Stamoulis on stage

    Just as the smartphone revolutionised the way we communicate, the smallest model in the Mercedes Benz range, the new A-Class, is set to change the way we interact with our vehicles.

    1 August 2018
     

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    Performance

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    Performance

      Where to find the world’s best classic cars.

      Mercedes-Benz Museum

      While some precious Mercedes-Benz vehicles are hidden away in private collections, there are many you can see in person. Here’s where to look.

      5 May 2020

      The world of car design at Mercedes-Benz.

      A gullwing car with doors extended

      What goes into designing a Mercedes-Benz? We take a look at some iconic models and the creative minds behind them.

      30 April 2020

      The astonishing feats of Mr Motor Racing.

      A black Mercedes-Benz GLS in the Utah desert

      Sir Stirling Moss’s victory in the 1955 Mille Miglia is still regarded as one of the single greatest drives in motorsport history.

      17 April 2020

      The autonomous driving features that already exist.

      A steering wheel with a screen behind it

      What self-driving technology do you already use in your Mercedes-Benz? You might be surprised by the answer.

      8 April 2020

      Up close with Lewis, Valtteri and the VISION EQS.

      Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas driving the VISION EQS

      The VISION EQS made a memorable debut at Mercedes me Store Melbourne recently, with the help of F1 stars Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.

      8 April 2020

      Behind the Baby-Benz: 30 Years of the Evo II

      Mercedes-Benz 190 Evolution II

      It’s been 30 years since the Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II was unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show. To celebrate, we look back through the history of this iconic racing car.

      5 March 2020

      The smartest Formula 1 innovations in recent history.

      A race car driver crouching on top of a race car.

      Ahead of the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2020, we consider the thrilling new tech innovations that have taken motorsport to the next level. 

      5 March 2020

      How autonomous cars could change our lives

      How autonomous cars could change our lives

      Will we only drive ourselves in the future if we really want to? In the first part of our series on autonomous driving, we explain why this technology is one of the most important innovations of our time. And what Mercedes-Benz is doing to help shape it.

      5 March 2020

      Mercedes-AMG gets a podium finish at the Bathurst 12 Hour.

      Jamie Whincup, Shane van Gisbergen and Maximilian Goetz holding their Bathurst 12 Hour trophies

      After a nail-biting race in scorching weather, Mercedes-AMG managed to take third place at the 2020 Bathurst 12 Hour. Read on for our recap of the race and its highlights.  

      21 February 2020

      On the road in Utah with the new Mercedes-Benz GLS.

      A black Mercedes-Benz GLS in the Utah desert.

      Exploring Utah’s fascinating desert landscape in the Mercedes-Benz GLS is like travelling back in time to the Wild West.

      18 February 2020

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      Explore

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      Explore

        Fine dining at a distance.

         A man in a kitchen

        Restaurants around the country are adapting to social distancing measures with creativity. We take a look at the standouts.

        7 May 2020

        Liz Sunshine reveals her lockdown parenting hacks.

        Liz Sunshine reveals her lockdown parenting hacks

        To say happy Mother’s Day, we asked fashion photographer Liz Sunshine to share her life hacks for busy parents.


        6 May 2020

        Make the most of a weekend in NSW’s historic Millthorpe.

        Cakes on a rustic table

        Take a culinary journey through this charming country town.



        8 April 2020

        Revel in a weekend trip to the Adelaide Hills.

        A stone house and its grounds

        Find out what this South Australian wine region has to offer visitors.


        8 April 2020

        Discover another side to Victoria’s High Country.

        Goats on a hillside

        Go off the beaten track to picturesque Myrrhee and meet four local producers who call the hidden side of the King Valley home.

        8 April 2020

        Exciting innovations in New Zealand wine.

        A man posing with bottles of wine

        We meet three Kiwis who are changing the game in the New Zealand wine industry.


        8 April 2020

        Raising strong women.

        Two women, one with her back to the camera

        Two mothers and a father tell us how they raised their daughters to be strong women in celebration of International Women’s Day.


        5 March 2020

        Inside Sake Bar Yoramu, Japan’s most unique sake experience.

        Mercedes-AMG GLE 43 Coupé

        Mercedes-Benz is at the forefront of innovation in the automotive space; let’s shine a spotlight on those at the forefront of innovation in the food and wine space.

        28 February 2020

        Indulge and unwind on the Mornington Peninsula.

        Jackalope Hotel at dusk, surrounded by vineyards

        Switch on your out-of-office, turn your phone to silent and give yourself permission to indulge in a weekend on Victoria’s picturesque Mornington Peninsula.

        1 September 2019  

        Find your island home at food hub The Flinders Wharf.

        The Flinders Wharf

        Flinders Island locals Jo and Tom Youl have poured heart and soul into a venue that both showcases and nurtures local talent.


        1 May 2019

        Taste your way around Paris.

        Taste your way around Paris

        Tricia Welsh embarks on a self-guided food tour courtesy of start-up Le Food Trip.


        1 November 2018

        Wickens: a destination to dine for.

        Wickens: a destination to dine for

        Be prepared for an exquisite dining experience in stunning surrounds at Victoria’s renowned Royal Mail Hotel near Dunkeld.


        1 January 2018

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        Fashion & Design

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        Fashion & Design

          Get ready for P.E Nation’s next sustainable fashion collection.

          Two women posing

          P.E Nation is making big moves in ethical fashion this year, starting with an eco-friendly snow collection.

          7 May 2020

          Ladies Day powers on: explore the glamour and fashion.

          Mercedes-Benz Ladies Day 2020

          Mercedes-Benz Ladies Day was a unique celebration of Australian fashion this year. During a panel, experts revealed their top trends for 2020.


          8 April 2020

          Say hello to Riga: Europe’s next arts hub.

          The Latvian National Museum of Art

          The Latvian capital is fast becoming known as a centre for contemporary art.


          8 April 2020

          Inoda+Sveje: when two worlds collide.

          Kyoko Inoda and Nils Sveje on stage with Lauren Li

          Meet the Japanese and Danish design pair creating a new aesthetic in furniture design.


          8 April 2020

          Enjoy a virtual art experience at the NGV.

          A man walking in front of a large glass waterwall

          Housebound and craving some culture? You’re in luck – the National Gallery of Victoria has just launched virtual tours.


          8 April 2020

          What should you see at Melbourne Design Week in 2020?

          A person standing in a staircase shot from above

          The NGV’s most popular design event is back, and the program is packed with sessions on sustainability, urban design and tech innovations. Here are our highlights.

          26 February 2020

          NGV Friday Nights is back with an ‘80s-era lineup.

          London duo Alex Rita & Errol pose for a photo

          The best way to see the world-exclusive Crossing Lines exhibition is during the NGV’s Friday Nights, where music, food and art combine in a vibrant tribute to ‘80s New York City.  

          10 December 2019

          On the streets of 1980s New York at the NGV.  

          On the streets of 1980s New York at the NGV.

          The National Gallery of Victoria’s (NGV) summer exhibition shines a spotlight on the artistic friendship between two great contemporary artists, Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, who drew their inspiration from the streets of the Big Apple.

          10 December 2019

          Aje co-founders sparkle with new jewellery line and artistic links.  

          Aje Jewellery Founders

          Co-founders of fashion label Aje Edwina Forest and Adrian Norris continue to break new ground and innovate, recently revealing their first jewellery collection, Aje Adorn, at an exclusive Mercedes me Store Melbourne event.

          30 November 2019

          Sarah & Sebastian design the CLA Mood Ring.  

          Mood Ring

          When dynamic jewellery designers Sarah & Sebastian laid eyes on the new Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupé, they found all the inspiration they needed to design and create a mood ring in its honour.


          25 September 2019