Here’s a particularly egregious bit of "open road" propaganda from Mercedes. In this ad, currently airing in US markets, a new Benz GLK whips through the narrow streets of what appears to be a small European village, the inhabitants of which are reduced to slo-mo scenery. As the narrator talks up the GLK’s "smarter" performance […]
You might have seen it making the rounds over the last couple of days — the new Mercedes ad in which a bike messenger challenges a driver in one of the company’s luxury vehicles to a race from Harlem to the Fulton Ferry landing in Brooklyn. There are many irritating things about the ad, including […]
Earlier this week, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Mercedes-Benz USA unveiled “mbrace2,” an in-dashboard service that enables the use of Facebook, Yelp, and Google behind the wheel. The service will likely be available in all 2013 models. Mbrace2 will be the latest entry in a growing list of built-in communications interfaces currently […]
DOT Commish Contenders have Vastly Different Visions (NY Sun) No Way One-Way Protests in Park Slope Pick Up Speed (Gowanus Lounge) Robert Moses Lives (Metropolis Mag) Coney Island Demo: What Will the Future Look Like? (Gowanus Lounge) Spitzer Pushes for Bigger Javits Center Expansion (NY Times) All Future Mercedes to Offer Hybrid Option (Wired) Start-Up […]
Think twice before blocking that bike lane. Arturas Zuokas, the Mercedes-crushing mayor of the Lithuanian city of Vilnius, has launched a new campaign to curb illegal parking. Here is Zuokas, as quoted from a press release: “Every single day, we go about our work and try to be good citizens. And we run into obstacles […]
Kyara DeJesus hit Abrehet Hagos with a Mercedes at Broadway and W. 180th Street. She was not charged by NYPD or Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance for taking the victim’s life.