AI adjusts the cabin to suit your tastes
You may have seen the multi-display cabins in vehicles like the Porsche Taycan. Now, Mercedes wants one giant display that literally dominates your view. The automaker has revealed a 56-inch MBUX Hyperscreen that spans almost the total cabin width of its EQS luxury EV. It isn’t only impressive. It offers the instrument cluster, infotainment and passenger display in a seamless design that removes unused elements like the passenger view on a solo trip.
The panel applies OLED covered in anti-reflective Gorilla Glass, and auto-adjusts brightness courtesy a camera and light sensor. It won’t distract you at night like some in-car displays. It will also be responsive with probably an eight-core CPU and 24GB of RAM.
Hyperscreen’s interface could be as crucial as the sheer size. Mercedes is emphasizing too much on AI that surfaces and suggests features if you require them. It’ll suggest calling a contact if you often talk to them on your drive home, will automatically lift the car based on your location and will even recall your preferred massage type based on outside temperatures.
The controls may be convenient to apply than previous MBUX-powered vehicles. Mercedes is targeting a “zero layer” interface where common tasks are easily available. Navigation is always at the centre of the screen.
The organization is still reluctant to tentatively specify when you can expect to see the EQS beyond its vague 2021 target. Though, the Hyperscreen teaser provides a clue about the plan of Mercedes. This will genuinely be an S-Class for the electric car era, including spare-no-expense cabin tech.