The F 100 was the first car of the "F" series, presented in 1991. This MPV-style vehicle incorporated a sandwich-construction floor assembly, had no B-pillars, and featured servo-assisted doors – the front ones hinged open forwards at an inclined angle, while the rear doors slid open backwards parallel with the sides of the vehicle. Other particularly striking features were the single central front seat for the driver, the spacious accommodation for six occupants and the three-point seat belts integrated in the seats. The onboard computer was able to prioritise three levels of safety warnings with only the current one appearing on the driver’s display. Further innovative features included voice control, autonomous intelligent cruise control, an automatic emergency call system, solar cells on the roof for auxiliary ventilation and a linear wiper, which swept the windscreen from side to side. Many of these innovations, which were revolutionary in 1991, are a production reality today and serve to confirm the importance a strong commitment to research plays in forming the basis for technological advances and leadership in the field of innovation.