Volkswagen, the German automajor, is working on the next-generation Phaeton, which according to 'Auto Motor und Sport' magazine will be launched in 2016 or early 2017. The report further says that the new-gen model of the luxury saloon might be more comfortable than the Mercedes S-Class, which has been traditionally hailed as 'the world's best car'.
Though there are no exact details about the technology and features to be used to make it possible, the reports says that the next-gen Phaeton will feature an air suspension that with the help of a camera and sensors detect road condition and adjust the suspension accordingly. This will ensure a smooth ride in almost all terrains.
The car is speculated to have a semi-autonomous driving system as well that will allow the car to drive itself at speeds up to 60Km/h. There might also be an overtaking function in semi-autonomous mode, but VW hasn't officially said anything on this yet.
Source: Auto Motor und Sport