With its second EQS electric car, scheduled for commercialization in 2022, the German brand will inaugurate a new futuristic dashboard: the MBUX Hyperscreen.
With its design seeming straight out of a sci-fi movie, the Mercedes MBUX Hyperscreen could well herald the future of the dashboard, an extension of the smartphone and ultra-connected. Derived from the current MBUX, this new interface gives pride of place to infotainment. Because the star manufacturer, eager to place itself at the top of technical innovation, has carefully studied the usage trends of its customers and decided to place their multimedia piloting experience at the center of the passenger compartment.
Thus, in addition to voice control, the functions most often used, such as navigation or telephony, are accessible in an intuitive and above all personalized way. The artificial intelligence of the MBUX indeed particularizes the suggestions for use and can save up to seven different profiles. Thanks to numerous algorithms, your habits are taken into account and proposed at the right time, like the combination of the heated steering wheel and seat function in winter if this is your seasonal routine. Even the passenger can take advantage of a specific module, whose screen does not activate when his seat is empty, in order to avoid driver distraction.
A true essential component of a car, just like the wheels or the engine, the dashboard generally occupies a large part of the front of a vehicle. However, in the case of the MBUX Hyperscreen, it is simply the entire space that is invaded. Stretching from one windshield pillar to another, Mercedes’ new installation spans 141 cm. The curved screen, it reaches the gargantuan size of 55 inches, which is broken down into three separate displays (driver, center, front passenger). Before the driver’s eyes are therefore traditional driving instruments such as the speedometer.
In the center, the digital panel allows the user not to scroll through the submenus to see the most used applications appear, “Always offered in a situational and contextual manner at the highest level in view”, specifies Mercedes. Particular attention paid to the comfort and safety of the people present in the EQS which confirms that the MBUX Hyperscreen acts both as the brain and the nervous system of the car, since it is connected to all the components of the car. vehicle and communicates with them. This is evidenced by its mechanical influence on the Lift-Up, a device which makes it possible to raise the muzzle of the car. When the driver activates it, MBUX retains the GPS coordinates to do it automatically during the next passages.
Eight cores for one processor
And to operate such a machine, it was necessary to have the right computing power. The MBUX system is thus powered by an eight-core processor and relies on 24 GB RAM memory, and 46.4 GB of RAM memory bandwidth per second (or as much as a laptop computer). As for the upcoming availability of the MBUX Hyperscreen, absent from the EQS, Mercedes has not put forward any date. However, some imagine that this equipment could soon be offered as an option on other models, or even as standard on the high-end versions of the brand.