The MBUX Hyperscreen is a 55.5-inch-wide display that spans the entire dashboard, debuting on the Mercedes-Benz EQS electric luxury sedan this year.
The Hyperscreen is a thing of beauty. On the surface, it’s an expanse of curved glass, but it’s more elegant than any curved computer monitor. The glass is heated to 650 degrees Celsius during the molding process, says Mercedes, and the curvature ensures distortion-free viewing from anywhere in the vehicle.
It’s made up of three haptic OLED touchscreens under one continuous piece of Corning Gorilla glass; a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster for the driver, a 17.7-inch infotainment screen, and a 12.3-inch screen for the front passenger. HVAC controls, smartphone messaging, and media controls are available. The passenger display can play video, and the driver display shows gauges and all the info you’d expect, such as the remaining range on the electric vehicle.
Curving across the dashboard, the Hyperscreen uses an updated version of the MBUX infotainment system first introduced in 2018 in the A-class. It uses artificial intelligence to adapt the infotainment system to the user’s needs and habits featuring a “zero-layer interface,” meaning the user can reach features without having to scroll through menus or use voice commands. Instead, important apps are always available on the screen within the driver’s field of vision, Mercedes said.
For instance, if a driver regularly calls someone at a particular time of day, the system will prompt them to make a call to that person at that given time. Or if a user raises the car using the air suspension at a given location on a regular basis, such as at a speed bump or driveway, the system will learn that behavior and do it for the user.
The 17.7-inch infotainment screen and 12.3-inch front passenger screen have OLED displays that blend into the frame when turned off, When there isn’t a passenger in the front seat, the display on that side of the vehicle will be unusable and just feature a starry screen.
The MBUX Hyperscreen was created entirely in-house by Mercedes-Benz, and it requires eight CPU cores (processor unknown) and 24 GB of RAM to power it. The tech will trickle to other Mercedes models after its debut on the EQS,