Mercedes-Benz’s MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) first made its debut in the A-Class. The system combined a laptop-style touchpad, a touch screen, and an intelligent voice command in one infotainment system. Since then, the system has made a few changes, the latest of which was in the recently-unveiled all-new S-Class flagship. What’s next for MBUX? Well, the MBUX Hyperscreen, of course.
The MBUX Hyperscreen is the German luxury automaker’s next evolution of its infotainment system. The design is supposed to blend analog with digital, according to Mercedes-Benz. It’s basically an edge-to-edge screen that stretches across the dashboard of the car, yet it’s able to integrate the aircon vents into the glass itself. This revolutionary MBUX Hyperscreen will make its debut in the upcoming EQS flagship electric luxury sedan.
“With our MBUX Hyperscreen, a design vision becomes reality” says Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer Daimler Group. “We merge technology with design in a fascinating way that offers the customer unprecedented ease of use. We love simplicity, we have reached a new level of MBUX.”
The MBUX Hyperscreen uses a 56-inch curved Gorilla Glass panel. Underneath that glass panel are numerous screens, in which OLED is used on the central and passenger displays. However, the entertainment functions of the passenger display are only available during the journey and within the framework of the country-specific legal regulations. If the passenger seat is not occupied, the screen becomes a digital decorative part. In this case, the panel displays artistic patterns or animations.
The MBUX Hyperscreen also features AI, which analyzes the usual routines of the driver. For instance, when the driver routinely calls a loved one on the way home, the infotainment system will remember this task and ask if he or she want to make that call again in the future. It’s the same case with other features such as the Vehicle Lift Function. If the driver routinely uses this feature at a certain location and/or at a certain time, the MBUX Hyperscreen will begin to remember this routine command.
The MBUX Hyperscreen also claims to be extremely user friendly when using touch controls. Through data gathered from over 1.8 million Mercedes-Benz vehicles with the MBUX infotainment system, the company has determined that the most commonly-used functions are the navigation, media, and telephone features. As a result, these functions are always visible from the home screen.
Handling this overwhelming amount of data is a CPU with 8 cores and a 24-gigabyte RAM with 46.4 GB per second RAM memory bandwidth, which are stuff you’d only hear from extremely high-end gaming PCs. There are also 12 actuators behind the glass panel to provide haptic feedback.
“The MBUX Hyperscreen is both the brain and nervous system of the car”, says Sajjad Khan, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz AG and CTO. “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.”