Mercedes-Benz recently unveiled the MBUX Hyperscreen, an artificial intelligence-powered dashboard that will be a feature of the all-electric EQS model when it is released.
The large, curved screen panel will extend almost the entire width of the interior, from the left to the right A-pillar, and will be equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) and learn-capable software, enabling the control and display concept to adapt to its user and make personalized suggestions for a variety of functions from infotainment, to comfort and even vehicle functions.
With the dash’s “zero-layer feature,” the user will not have to scroll through sub-menus or give voice commands, as the most important applications will be available in a situational and contextual way at the top of the driver’s field of vision.
Using artificial intelligence, the MBUX system proactively displays the desired functions at the appropriate time for the user, the company said. Mercedes-Benz provided several case examples of how the AI software will interact with the driver:
- If you always call one particular person on the way home on Tuesday evenings, you will be asked to make a corresponding call on that day of the week and that specific time of day. A business card appears with their contact information and – if it’s stored – their photo will appear. All MBUX suggestions are linked to the user’s profile. If someone else drives the EQS on a Tuesday evening, this recommendation would not be made – or another one is made, depending on the preferences of the other user.
- If the EQS driver regularly uses the hot-stone massage function featured in the optionally available Active Multicountour Seats, the system learns and automatically suggests the hot-stone massage function for the driver in colder temperatures.
- If the user regularly uses both the heated steering wheel and heated seat functions together, MBUX intelligently suggests to enable the heated steering wheel as soon as the user turns on the heated seat.
- The suspension of the EQS can be raised in order to offer more ground clearance. A useful function for steep driveways or speedbumps to create a smoother ride. MBUX remembers the GPS position where the user utilized the “Raise Vehicle” function. If the vehicle approaches this GPS position again, MBUX automatically suggests raising the EQS.
“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 the simplicity we created with a new level of MBUX.”
“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, personalized infotainment and operating offerings without the occupant needing to click or scroll anywhere.”
The front passenger is also given their own display and operating area, to help make road trips more enjoyable and entertaining, the automaker said. The passenger display allows for individualized content with up to seven profiles. However, the entertainment functions of the passenger’s display will only be available during the journey within the framework of the country-specific legal regulations. If the passenger seat is not occupied the screen becomes a digital decorative part.