Mercedes-Benz star

Star and crowd

Workspace in blue

Nest thermostat

Dashboard debugging

Adjustable desks

Letting in the light

It's like this

Whiteboard

3D printer

S-class prototype interior

Concept dashboard

Meeting room

Car radios

Pebble watches meet Mercedes app

Pebbles a la Mercedes

The Pebble in red

In-car apps

Dashboard warning

Test tools

More test tools

Meeting room

License plate art

Classic CL

Behold the giant, rotating three-point star outside of the new Mercedes-Benz R&D center in Sunnyvale, Calif., now bigger and more-high tech than before. CNET was lucky enough to be let inside for a tour of the place to see some of the work that comes out of the studio, and now you can follow along.

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The gathered crowd for the grand opening.

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A collaborative workspace at the MBRDNA.

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One of the 114 Nest thermostats to be found at the Mercedes R&D facility.

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Dashboard debugging and testing tools.

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Adjustable desks for all.

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Offices and meeting rooms, with plenty of glass.

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Speakers at the grand opening.

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A whiteboard where developers are checking off features for next-generation releases.

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One of the 3D printers at MBRDNA.

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The prototype S-Class cockpit.

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A concept future dashboard with gesture recognition, as previously seen at CES.

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One of the meeting rooms at the MBRDNA.

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Various car radios from various regions.

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Pebble smartwatches running the Mercedes-Benz app.

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Another look at the Pebbles running the Mercedes-Benz app.

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A Pebble running the Mercedes-Benz app.

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Some of the various in-car apps.

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A navigation system shows a warning because the car ahead has its hood open.

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More testing and debugging tools.

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More testing and debugging tools.

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Inside a meeting room.

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Art showing appreciation for the states of driving.

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Classic CL -- in model form.

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