Driving a Mercedes-Benz is Just Like Manhandling a Chicken

Jung von Matt Demonstrates Suspension System Using a Fowl

Published On
Sep 25, 2013

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When you move a chicken around, it doesn't move its head -- mostly because it lacks the same ocular system that humans do, which lets us see objects in a stationary way even if our bodies move. Mercedes-Benz and Jung von Matt cleverly use this oft-noticed phenomenon to explain a slightly more complex idea to consumers -- that the brand's cars, just like the gyroscopic chicken heads -- feature "Magic Body Control" suspension system. It scans the road ahead and prepares the spring units inside the car's suspension to adjust accordingly for bumps and potholes to keep the car stable at all times. Just like a chicken. The commercial was directed by Daniel Warwick, out of BigFish Berlin.