CES 2021: Mercedes-Benz brings 1,4 meter MBUX hyperscreen into the car
With the “MBUX Hyperscreen”, Mercedes-Benz is presenting a huge, seemingly seamless touchscreen for the car at CES 2021. What used to be several, individual display surfaces is now one: a 141 centimeter long touchscreen for the driver and front passenger.
The enter and infotainment systems in cars are getting smarter and more digital. The MBUX entertainment system was presented three years ago at CES 2018. The same as you can find in current Mercedes-Benz cars. Now the successor comes with the MBUX Hyperscreen - but only for EQS models for the time being. The MBUX Hyperscreen should understand the customer better and better and thus deliver a tailor-made, personalized infotainment and operating offer before the user has to click on anything. “The car should know in advance what the user would like to click on,” said Sajjad Khan in the Q&A at CES 2021, promisingly.
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Seemingly seamless panel
In the images, the hyperscreen seems to transition fairly seamlessly. In fact, these are three displays placed next to each other. These are powered by an Nvidia 8-coreProprocessor with 24 gigabytes of RAM, which 46,4 gigabytes pro second memory bandwidth provides. About which ProThe company has not given any information about the exact processor. Since it is a touchscreen, input is done with fingertips or "Hey Mercedes" voice control.
A total of twelve actuators are located under the touchscreen surfaces for haptic feedback during operation. If the finger touches certain points there, they trigger a vibration of the cover plate. The passenger benefits too: while driving, he can control the music in the car directly in front of him on the display and accept entries in the navigation system. There's a lot of space - the touchscreen is a total of 2.432 square centimeters. In total, the passenger screen can be assigned to seven different driversprofile can be set. This means that the modules can be individually adapted and AI suggestions are saved depending on the user.
In order to ensure little distraction for the driver, submenus are deliberately avoided. Important things, such as navigation or telephone, are always shown in the foreground, without the user having to wander around in submenus. Over 20 other functions are automatically displayed with the help of artificial intelligence if they are relevant for the customer.
The system should always learn and show interesting things for the user whenever they are relevant to him. Whether the navigation system is displayed first when the car is started to enter the address and then switched to the radio screen - there is quite a lot possible. The system could also automatically provide suggestions for the to-do list - the element is then added with a tap on the touchscreen. In theory at least - what exactly will look like in practice will then have to be clarified by test reports.
Discover sights in passing
In addition to the hyperscreen, “Mercedes Travel Knowledge” is also presented, which makes use of the map data. Here, one collects environmental data of the buildings in the vicinity and outputs this if desired. If you drive past an interesting building, just ask the voice assistant. The system already shows the user interesting details about the building in the vicinity on the huge touchscreen. Examples of such requests are "Hey Mercedes, what can you tell me about this building?" Or "Hey Mercedes, what's the name of the restaurant on the left?"
This function can now also be experienced in the new S-Class via update of the MBUX in addition to the EQS. The market launch of the MBUX Hyperscreen takes place in the fully electrically powered luxury sedan EQS.