The three-pointed star has taken touchscreens to another level yet again as they have created the biggest touchscreen to date with the MBUX Hyperscreen.
The latest touchscreen design is one of the major highlights of the Mercedes-Benz flagship all-electric model EQS. This humongous curved screen panel is 56 inches wide—almost reaching both A-pillars and covering almost the entire width of the vehicle. The surface area for the passengers is 377 square inches.
Daimler Group Chief Design Officer Gorden Wagener expressed satisfaction over the creation of the MBUX Hyperscreen, which he described as a design vision that became reality. “We merge technology with design in a fascinating way that offers the customer unprecedented ease of use. We love the simplicity we created with a new level of MBUX.”
And if that did not impress you, then read this: the MBUX Hyperscreen has artificial intelligence (AI) and learn-capable software to enable the control and display concept to adapt to its user, giving a bespoke function depending on the front occupant’s preference— be it infotainment, comfort and even vehicle functions.
Display-wise, the MBUX Hyperscreen has OLED pixels—the same technology used in top-tier Smart TVs –that dish high color luminance.
Also, the MBUX Hyperscreen has a zero-layer feature, which means the applications can be accessed directly without the use of sub-menus or voice commands. According Mercedes-Benz, the most important applications “are always available in a situational and contextual way at the top of the driver’s field of vision.”
To ensure its that you get clear, crisp display the MBUX Hyperscreen is fitted with glass cover display curved three-dimensionally so that the across the display unit is distortion-free regardless of the display cover radius.
To give you that feedback when using it, a total of 12 actuators beneath the touchscreen have been installed. This would give tangible vibration once the screen has been touched. The cover plate has been given two coatings to reduce reflections and make cleaning easier while the glass itself consists of particularly scratch-resistant aluminum silicate.
To geek it out a little bit more, MBUX Hyperscreen is equipped with 8 CPU cores, 24-gigabyte RAM and 46.4 GB per second RAM memory bandwidth. Add to that the one multi-function camera and one light sensor to help it adapt to ambient conditions.
Sajjad Khan, member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz AG and CTO, explained that the MBUX Hyperscreen is “both the brain and nervous system of the car."
"The MBUX Hyperscreen continually gets to know the customer better and delivers a tailored, personalized infotainment and operating offerings without the occupant needing to click or scroll anywhere," Khan said.
The MBUX Hyperscreen can save up to seven profiles, giving it a bespoke usage for multiple front passengers—whoever they will be.
Since it is made of transparent material, one would rather think: what happens when the car crashes? Ask no more as its safety measures include predetermined breaking points alongside the side outlet openings as well as “five holders which can yield in a targeted manner in a crash thanks to their honeycomb structure.”
To note, the MBUX was first unveiled in 2018 with the A-Class and followed several models the following year. Currently, some 1.8 million Mercedes-Benz passenger cars on the road equipped with MBUX around the world. Just a few months back, the Mercedes S-Class was announced to be the first model to be tailored with the second-generation MBUX system.
Photos from Mercedes-Benz