Mercedes-Benz has revealed the enormous, curved screen it’ll use in its upcoming EQS all-electric flagship.
Called the MBUX Hyperscreen, it stretches almost the entire width of the dash and features greater artificial intelligence and haptic feedback.
Optional on the EQS, the MBUX Hyperscreen is said to be “both the brain and nervous system of the car” according to chief technology officer Sajjad Khan.
“The MBUX Hyperscreen continually gets to know the customer better and delivers a tailored, personalised infotainment and operating offering before the occupant even has to click or scroll anywhere,” he said.
The 141cm-wide screen is surrounded by a plastic frame finished in silver, with integrated ambient lighting on the lower part creating a floating effect.
The front passenger has their own display measuring 2432.11cm2, though the entertainment functions will be locked out while the car is in motion in many jurisdictions.
If you’re travelling solo, the passenger part of the screen will instead display animated stars.
OLED technology is used in the centre and passenger displays, which means individual parts of the image are self-luminous and areas of the screen not being used appear deep black.
Colours are more vibrant and the graphics have a blue-and-orange colour scheme.
Mercedes-Benz says it has a zero-layer interface, meaning you don’t need to drill down through multiple menu levels.
The system will suggest functions like the active massage and remind you of birthdays when the system’s artificial intelligence deems these as relevant to the customer, something which Mercedes-Benz calls Magic Modules.
For example, the system will suggest you call a particular friend if you always ring them on the way home from work on a Tuesday and you’re logged into your individual profile on the system.
Likewise, it’ll suggest a hot stone massage if you use this feature frequently, and it’ll also remember the GPS position at which you’ve activated the Vehicle Lift-Up function to clear a tricky kerb.
Hardware highlights include eight CPU cores and 24GB RAM and 46.4GB per second RAM bandwidth.
The screen is also coated twice to reduce reflections and aid cleaning, while the curved glass consists of scratch-resistant aluminium silicate.
In the event of a crash, there are predetermined breaking points alongside the side outlet openings.
Teased repeatedly over the past year, the EQS will finally shed its camouflage and be revealed in full this year.
It’ll enter production in the first half of this year and be the first model on Mercedes’ new Electric Vehicle Architecture that’ll also underpin the upcoming EQE sedan and SUV and the EQS SUV.
The EQS will be built alongside the S-Class at the company’s Sindelfingen plant in Germany.